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CONTENTS CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE | INVEST IN STYLE MAGAZINE | VOLUME 2 ISSUE 7 FALL 2019

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

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the ART of conversation

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food & Drink

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must haves

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must haves

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Toronto living

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feature Chef Anthony Walsh of Maison Selby

In Conversation With Christine Flynn

Conservas: Not Your Mother’s Canned Fish

Must Reads For Thinkers

Must Reads For Youngsters

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Rosedale

Arts & culture TIFF 2019: A Year of Transformation & Celebration

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Automotive Radically Redesigned Acura RDX

spotlight “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky

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FASHION

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interior design

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Toronto Fashion Designer, Christopher Paunil

M.R.S Mary Ratcliffe Studio Launches First Collection

TRAVEL The Dalmatian Coast: Ancient, Modern and Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES

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MUSKOKA LIVING

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MUSKOKA LIVING

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MUSKOKA LIVING

Toronto

Muskoka

Eventful Autumn in Muskoka

A Taste of Classic Muskoka at Regal Resorts

Muskoka’s Art Scene: Natural Beauty Inspires

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK WEST PROPERTIES

President & CEO

Guelph • Kitchener • Waterloo

Chris Kapches

Southern Georgian Bay • Grey • Bruce

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Director of Marketing & Operations

SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY LIVING

Maria Neves

Historic Theatres of Southern Georgian Bay and Grey Bruce... And A Travelling Theatre Company

Creative Director

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SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY LIVING

Graphic Designers

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES

Lesley Kenny

Prince Edward County

Editorial Contributors

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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY LIVING

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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY LIVING

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CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL Chestnut Park’s Global Partner

Digital Marketing Manager

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Luxury Defined

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Architect James Burrell and His Formula 1 Dream Project

Karen Espinola

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A PEEK AT LUXURY LIVING AROUND THE WORLD

Alison Kinghorn

Christie’s International Real Estate

Advertising Sales Coordinator

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS Prince Edward County • Picton

President THN Media

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OUR CHESTNUT PARK OFFICES

Retail Advertising Sales

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Philip Feder Amanda Mizera Caitlin Stafford

Lit: The Blue Mountain’s Blumination Dream Trail

Editorial Editor

Matt Driscoll Natalka Falcomer Erika Floysvik Ethan Jones Chris Kapches Lesley Kenny Bob McHugh Chris Metler

Prince Edward County Firelight Lantern Festival

The County Cider Company: A Labour of Love

Photography Contributor Taylor Nullmeyer Caitlin Melvin

Marketing Coordinator

Toronto

Muskoka • Port Carling

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A message from the president Chris Kapches President & CEO Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

Chris Kapches is a lawyer with an extensive career working within real estate organizations. Chris has served as Executive VP for the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), as well as roles on numerous TREB committees. Chris has been the Chairman of the Real Estate Council of Ontario’s Discipline and Appeals Committee for more than 15 years.

Muskoka Living: Muskoka’s art scene

Feature: Chef Anthony Walsh

Prince Edward County living: County cider

Interior Design: Mary Ratcliffe

Spotlight: Wayne Gretzky Travel: The Dalmatian Coast

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elcome to Chestnut Park’s Fall issue of Invest in Style. The stories and features in this issue will not only introduce you to exotic locations and stunning properties, but you will get a glimpse into the lives of interesting and creative people forging paths that take them away from the roads that most of us travel. In the process they make this world richer and more nuanced. Our cover story features the Toronto restaurant Maison Selby and its renowned and influential Chef, Anthony Walsh. Walsh was guided and influenced in his culinary development by another renowned chef – now located in Prince Edward County – Jamie Kennedy. Walsh’s early creativity was nurtured in Montreal by his Irish Catholic mother. Together, these influences shaped Walsh’s interest in French cooking, one of his favourite cuisines; the décor of Maison Selby reflects this influence. After almost 30 years of awardwinning dedication and talent, Walsh now focuses less on flash and complexity and more on flavour and simplicity. We also feature Wayne Gretzky, a Canadian hockey icon, and his newest venture, UNTUCKit, a men’s clothing line that specializes in dress shirts that look good, untucked. In this issue of Invest in Style we get a look at the bold and innovative creations of M.R.S – Mary Ratcliffe Studio. Mary designs and builds creative yet functional furniture. Her custom pieces, which she finishes and stains using her own signature blend of colours, are contemporary in design but traditional in fabrication.

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We take you to the breathtaking Dalmatian Coast with stunning images of Dubrovnik, its quaint streets, emblematic terracotta rooftops, and miles of turquoise coastline. It’s a step into the region’s medieval past without ever leaving the 21st century. From the middle ages we move to the contemporary, architectural masterpieces of James Burrell. The Cliff House, which sits on a secluded location in Devon, England, is particularly stunning. In this issue, we showcase beautiful properties, from the Greek Island of Crete, to Dublin, Cap d’Antibes and many wonderful properties in Chestnut Park’s trading areas – Toronto, Collingwood, Muskoka, and Prince Edward County. We would be remiss if we didn’t comment on the evolving southern Ontario residential market place, particularly that of Toronto. After almost two years of turmoil and a great deal of government intervention and attempted engineering, the market has stabilized in a way that will ensure balance, stability and sustainability throughout the remainder of 2019 and into 2020. What we see are very moderate price increases year-after-year without the frenetic swing of preApril 2017 price increases. We are also witnessing the gradual return of our luxury markets, hardest hit by some of the measures implemented by various levels of government. In this positive residential real estate environment, we are thrilled to bring you the interesting and captivating features of our fall issue of Invest in Style. We are once again proud and honoured to present this issue to our more than 82,000 readers. Enjoy! IIS

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feature: chef Anthony walsh

CHEF ANTHONY WALSH OF MAISON SELBY NATALKA FALCOMER

Anthony Walsh is much more than a chef. He’s one of the most important industry mentors, innovators and leaders in sustainable farm-to-table eating.

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nthony Walsh began his culinary career decades before celebrity chefs splashed the covers of GQ and Vanity Fair, well ahead of the Food Network’s glamorization of the industry, and technological eons before every meal was worth a picture, let alone a post on Instagram. Walsh started as a busboy, a job firmly rooted in the realities of what it takes to work in the restaurant industry and succeed. During his tenure hauling dirty dishes, Walsh developed the work ethic and resilience needed to combat the stresses of today’s hottest restaurants – late nights, fast-paced work environments, health inspections, internal audits, strict margins, predicting food trends (and making them!) and requiring teams of people to work in concert without a rehearsal. After taking a culinary break to study classical history at the University of Toronto, Anthony Walsh forged ahead to become one of the most influential chefs in the country. Today he is Oliver & Bonacini’s corporate executive chef and oversees 14 restaurants, 10 event venues, a catering arm and more than 480 back-ofhouse employees across the country. His almost 30 years of hard-driving dedication have earned Walsh countless awards, including gold medals from Taste of Canada, Black Box, Salon Culinaire and the Ontario Hostelry Institute. >

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feature: chef Anthony walsh

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feature: chef Anthony walsh

In 2016, Walsh was named Chef of the Year by Foodservice and Hospitality magazine as well as one of Toronto Life’s Most Influential People (which makes sense given his epic turnaround of Canoe and the fact that he’s cooked for Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, US President George Bush, and Princess Diana). He has been a featured guest chef at James Beard House, which is no small feat given that guest chefs are only selected if they “have national or regional reputation,” “demonstrated excellence in a particular discipline” and are “known for their use of high quality, seasonal, and/or local ingredients.” The latter quality is a result of an important mentor in Walsh’s life – Jamie Kennedy. In his 2016 interview for Foodservice and Hospitality’s Chef of the Year, Chef Walsh explained: “Jamie Kennedy was the first chef I worked for who was truly nurturing.

The location of Maison Selby was originally built in 1883 as the home of the Gooderham family, one of Canada’s wealthiest families who made their fortune distilling spirits.

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feature: chef Anthony walsh

The Gooderham mansion converted to an all-girls’ school, Branksome Hall, then became the Selby Hotel. Hemingway, when writing for the Toronto Star in the early 1920s, frequented the Gooderham mansion. Walsh has paid homage to the famous author throughout the restaurant with images of characters taken from Hemingway’s books.

There is a specific type of attitude towards cooking that I’ve developed from him. Whereas my mother influenced the emotional side of my cooking, [Kennedy] influenced the technical side. His philosophy really resonated with me. I remember going up to the Timber Hill Farm with Jamie, bagging pheasants and learning how to pluck them and going to Cookstown Greens and doing this whole farm-to-table thing. We literally did that before it was a thing; we put things in mason jars because we were using them. We weren’t being hipsters and laying them all through the restaurant and not ever using the stuff. This is the way Jamie Kennedy worked. There is a reason why he was always revered” (www.foodserviceandhospitality.com, Eric Alister). Walsh continues to channel Jamie Kennedy’s passion for sustainability whenever curating menus for the dozens of restaurants he oversees. He also returns the favour of mentorship, as Walsh is now one of the most important mentors in the Canadian restaurant industry. His genuine concern and interest in those who are willing to work is evidenced by the fact most rising stars in the industry invariably attribute their success to Chef Walsh. His advice for aspiring culinary leaders: get a sense of humour to deal with the numerous (and unwarranted) egos in the kitchen, practice, practice and then practice again, and know your worth. Walsh’s creativity in the kitchen was nurtured by his Irish Catholic mother who, along with Walsh’s father, lived in Montreal and emphasized the importance of eating together. Walsh fondly remembers those family gatherings as well as cooking one of his first meals at 14 years old – a classic French recipe, Chicken Dijon. While the flare of French cooking remains one of his favourite cuisines – a love that he’s imbued in both the décor of the popular Maison Selby and its menu – Walsh has since focused less on flash and complexity and more on flavour and simplicity. His movement away from pomp and show towards humble and authentic is inspired by his Argentinian wife and reflected in the acclaimed Argentinian cuisine restaurant, Lena. It’s his family now, not the accolades, that motivate Walsh to stay humble, work long hours and inspire the next generation of chefs. IIS

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the ART of conversation “Art is for everyone and everyone can be a collector.” That is the spirit behind Art Collectif, an online destination for contemporary paintings, photography and mixed media artwork. The collection is curated by Erika Floysvik, a long time collector and art enthusiast who champions the careers of rising art-world talent. Art Collectif’s collection speaks to new and emerging collectors with a love for contemporary art that is bold, graphic and energetic.

Erika Floysvik Founder, Art Collectif

IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTINE FLYNN

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the ART of conversation

1. You had a career in graphic design before you transitioned to fine art photography. What motivated that move? I don’t see it so much as a move or a pivot, but more of a progression. I studied both design and photography in school and both disciplines have an impact on my pieces. While photography has always been my passion, I think it’s interesting to explore my combined influences, and blur the lines between them - that has really elevated my photography. 2. How has your graphics background influenced the approach to your photography? My graphics background has mainly influenced my eye when it comes to photography. In design, you’re faced with a blank screen, creating something out of nothing. There is a limitlessness and a freedom to that which I’ve carried over to my photography. The art isn’t just a capture of what’s there, it’s a full vision that often includes graphical elements. 3. How do you develop your work? Do you have a vision at the onset of the creative process or do images build organically? There are times when I actually know what the full vision is for a piece while I’m photographing. And then there are captures that I love and I’m not sure what will organically come to me until I’m actually in the studio working on it. 4. Your work has a strong focus on nature and, recently, a particular focus on water and surf. What drew you to these landscapes? Growing up on Lake Huron, I’ve always been drawn to water - the sound, the difference in the air, and the calming effect of the water. I’m particularly inspired by the California coastline and the surf culture there - I love the idea of conveying that laid-back ocean surf feeling through an image. 5. You recently moved to Prince Edward County. How did that come to be? Has the new locale and scenery changed the perspective you bring to your work?

Venice Surfers, Photography, Mixed Media, Resin on Panel, Unframed Limited Edition: 7, Size: 60 X 30 in. By: Christine Flynn.

I’ve lived in NYC, London, and Toronto and it was time to experience a smaller scale and a more rural setting. We’ve been visiting PEC for the past 10 years and fell in love with the community and the simplicity of a slower pace. The water was obviously a huge draw for me and with such picturesque surroundings, now I’ve always got my camera with me. > WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM | CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE | WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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the ART of conversation

Fire Valley, Photography, Mixed Media, Resin on Panel, Unframed Limited Edition: 7, Size: 42 X 60 in. By: Christine Flynn.

6. You have a huge social media following and active presence on Instagram – how has social media changed your art business, and sales? I don’t think Instagram has affected my approach to my art, but it has definitely affected my exposure. It allows people to get a sense of my aesthetic and the things that inspire the art. It’s almost like the story behind the art and that seems to really be of interest to people. I think the level of awareness I’ve generated through Instagram has also helped make my style more recognizable. And I also really just enjoy the platform as a creative outlet! 7. How has the invention of smart phones with cameras affected perspectives about fine art photography? This is a tough one. While the access that smart phone cameras bring means more beautiful images from budding photographers in the world, it can also indirectly devalue the training and talent it takes to pursue a craft like the art of photography. Developing an eye and composition skills are equal parts intuitiveness and hard work. But this is not a new paradox. Long before smart phone cameras people have been going to museums and looking at great works and thinking “So what? I could do that myself.” I think the benefits of smart phone photography and the access to creativity they bring far outweighs the potential costs for the art world. 8. With such a strong aesthetic, how do you keep your work fresh and evolving for your audience? Travel is truly my ultimate pool for inspiration and idea generation. That’s partly mindset and partly subject matter related. It’s the most effective way I know of, to keep things fresh. 9. Your work has featured a variety of travel destinations, from rural Canada to Iceland and Italy. Do you have any upcoming trips or dream locations that you’d love to photograph? There are so many places on my list! I am currently working on an Ontario series and I’m really excited with how it’s coming along. I would love to travel to South America and shoot the Atacama region of Chile. Or the big surf in Nazare, Portugal. And there is always California – it has such a special place in my heart! IIS Email: hello@christineflynnart.com Website: christineflynnart.com Instagram: @christineflynnart 16

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food & Drink

CONSERVAS NOT YOUR MOTHER’S CANNED FISH

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t’s Friday at the end of a long week. If you can only summon the energy for a glass of wine and a bag of potato chips (we won’t tell), consider the addition of just one more thing: tinned seafood. Not the packed-

in-water tuna our dieting mothers plopped onto lettuce leaves, but conservas, tins of fresh-caught, carefullypreserved seafood from the cold northern seas off Spain and Portugal. Conservas are a staple component of tapas in restaurants and bars in Spain, and a family food staple in Portugal, home to the oldest cannery in Europe. But the idea that canned seafood could please the most discerning palate has not been quick to catch on in North America where “delicious” and “canned” don’t pair well. But that’s changing, and for good reason.

Tins of conservas come in a variety of sizes and are themselves little objets d’art. Colourful logos and stylish designs, on store shelves by the hundreds, are a Warholian delight. But, like your mother taught you, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Inside, you’ll find perfectly packed berberechos (small clams also known as cockles), mussels, tuna, octopus, mackerel, sardines, baby squid, stickleback, sea urchin roe and anchovies. But not just any anchovies – the best ones are caught in April, at night. How do you eat conservas? Directly from the tin. Use a toothpick to skewer the delicacy of your choice. Michelin-starred restaurants present conservas still in the tin, suggesting that there’s nothing second-rate about this preserved food. And they’re right - a tin of berberechos can run you from $30 to $150. Available online and delivered to your door.

The alchemy of perfectly preserved conservas depends on a number of natural and handmade variables including the time of year and specific place the fish are harvested, and the quality of salt, oil and vinegars used to flavour and preserve the delicacy. Some of the canneries have been family-owned for generations and a few still do the canning by hand.

At your house, on a Friday night, all you’ll need to add to a few tins of conservas is a warm crusty loaf, a sprinkling of fresh parsley and lemon juice, and a dry vermouth or a crisp white wine. If you’re feeling more ambitious, toss a salad with a slightly-sweet dressing. Or keep it simple – a glass of white, a tin of conservas and those potato chips (in a bowl, please). IIS

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must haves

MUST reads FOR THINKERS Fa ll 2019 The Writers’ Trust of Canada’s $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing recognizes the best nonfiction books of the past year that have the potential to shape discussion on political issues Canadians should be thinking about. The annual shortlist combines compelling new insights with in-depth research and significant literary merit. Looking to learn more about a subject or be introduced to important new ideas? Be sure to check out these books:

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BOYS: WHAT IT MEANS TO BECOME A MAN, BY RACHEL GIESE

Drawing on extensive research and interviews with educators, activists, parents, psychologists, sociologists, and young men, Rachel Giese highlights initiatives that demonstrate how damaging perceptions of masculinity can be unlearned. “With a skillful mix of original reporting, scholarly research, and personal anecdotes, Rachel Giese presents a deeply felt examination of the forces that shape how boys see themselves and how we see them.” —Jury Citation

2018 FINALIST HOMES: A REFUGEE STORY, BY ABU BAKR AL RABEEAH AND WINNIE YEUNG

This is the true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone and found safety in Canada. As told to her by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, Winnie Yeung recounts a journey that provides a new window of understanding into today’s Syrian conflict. “This extraordinary story is about the resilience of family in the face of profound terror; Yeung writes with a deceptively simple, meticulously observing eye and novelistic attention to plot and character.” —Jury Citation

2018 FINALIST

BREACHING THE PEACE: THE SITE C DAM AND A VALLEY’S STAND AGAINST BIG HYDRO, BY SARAH COX

Sarah Cox weaves the stories of expropriated farmers and First Nations’ leaders into an exposé of Big Hydro and its power to erode land, rights, and the ability to embrace alternative clean energy sources.

“Cox elevates this story by taking readers around the globe, from Brazil to Ukraine to China, where other hydroelectric dams have deeply impacted communities. This is the gripping and extraordinary story of a community resisting a powerful Crown corporation to protect the Peace Valley.” —Jury Citation

2018 FINALIST PIPE DREAMS: THE FIGHT FOR CANADA’S ENERGY FUTURE, BY JACQUES POITRAS Pipe Dreams is the story of the rise and fall of the Energy East pipeline. Conceived as a back-up plan to the stalled Keystone XL pipeline, it became a crucible for national debate over the future of oil. “Remarkably researched, original, and captivating, Pipe Dreams details the ubiquitous significance of the oil and gas industry in Canada. This is a vivid cross-country journey through the national debate over complex environmental and economic anxieties and the future of oil.” —Jury Citation

2018 FINALIST BIG LONELY DOUG: THE STORY OF ONE OF CANADA’S LAST GREAT TREES, BY HARLEY RUSTAD

In 2011, a logger came across a 230-foot Douglas fir while walking through a stand of old-growth forest on Vancouver Island. He marked it to remain untouched. In its isolation, the Douglas fir came to exemplify both the grandeur of such trees and the plight of their survival. “A brilliant story about the challenges, losses, and triumphs of conservation today. Rustad is a careful reporter and an excellent storyteller, combining these skills to weave together the ecology of British Columbia and the politics of contemporary environmentalism into a single engaging narrative about Big Lonely Doug, one of Canada’s last great trees.” —Jury Citation 18

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MUST READS FOR YOUNGSTERS Fa ll 2019 The $25,000 Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People is given to a Canadian author for an exceptional body of work in children’s literature. Winners of this Writers’ Trust award have touched countless young lives through their creative and thoughtful picture books, large print reads, and beginner novels. Next time you’re at the library or bookstore, pick up a story by one of these authors for the burgeoning book lover in your life:

2018 WINNER

CHRISTOPHER PAUL CURTIS

“Combining great personal warmth, humour, and a passion for Black history, Christopher Paul Curtis has gifted us with a dazzling, complex body of literature. Ever the wordsmith, he has given lively form and metaphoric resonance to vital subject matter, placing young readers deep inside his characters’ lives.” —Jury Citation

2017 WINNER

RUBY SLIPPERJACK

“Slipperjack is exceptional in portraying the quandaries, joys, and struggles of her young protagonists with compassion and humour, and at the same time, gently teaching traditional ways in the context of contemporary Indigenous life. She shows the elasticity and strength of relationships between generations, across families and among those who offer friendship to the wanderer.” —Jury Citation

2016 WINNER

ALAN CUMYN

“Brilliantly exceeding the standards of fiction for the young, Cumyn’s novels for teenagers and children alike show a sure-handed mix of humour, poetry, and melancholy, and an abiding commitment to a young person’s viewpoint.” —Jury Citation

2015 WINNER

JAN THORNHILL

“Thornhill enriches the young reader’s awareness of the physical world and our place in it. A passionate and deeply-informed interest in nature is always conveyed with her characteristic combination of humour, empathy, and common sense.” —Jury Citation

2014 WINNER

CARY FAGAN

“Nuanced and understated in both semantics and voice, Fagan’s stories are a perfect balance between the comic and the dramatic. Artfully rendered narratives and exquisite syntax make each of his tales pearls of meaningful simplicity. Fagan is a master storyteller.” —Jury Citation

2013 WINNER

BARBARA REID

“Barbara Reid is a consummate artist and as she blends her artistic and literary ability, each work exudes a sense of freshness, discovery and joy. She is a trail-blazer in the development of manipulative art, and her sophisticated Plasticine illustrations capture the imagination of readers from four to ninety-four.” —Jury Citation WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM | WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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Toronto living

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Aerial view of Rosedale and below the corner of Chestnut Park & Thornwood Rd

One of Toronto’s oldest and most established neighbourhoods, Rosedale is bordered by three parkland ravines. Considered a suburb of the city when building first began in 1860, twenty-first-century Rosedale residents live in one of the most coveted near-downtown Toronto locations, routinely voted one of the top neighbourhoods in Canada.

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osedale is bounded by the fashionable Yonge Street on the west, the newly restored historic North Toronto CPR Station to the north, the natural beauty of the Don Valley on the east and by Bloor Street and the Rosedale Valley to the south, minutes from downtown.

neighbourhood. Chestnut Park Road, one of the prettiest and most unusual streets in the city (a series of interconnected crescents), distinguishes itself by its grand heritage homes and immaculately kept grounds set back from wide, treed boulevards.

Divided geographically by the Park Drive Ravine, North and South Rosedale are both designated heritage conservation districts. This classification assures that the charm of the neighbourhood’s century-old homes, most of which are single-family Victorian, Tudor, Georgian and Edwardian style, will be preserved. The unique design of Rosedale’s winding streets and scattered cul-de-sacs limit through-traffic and lend to the quiet neighbourhood feel. Unlike the typical grid plan of city development, Rosedale’s meandering streets relate to the adjacent walkable ravines, with their towering 150-year-old trees, varieties of wildflowers, and the burble of creeks, bird song and occasional deer and swan sighting. Traditional red brick sidewalks and roads, restored Victorian lampposts, and a canopy of maple and oak trees, spectacular in the fall, are characteristics of this elegant

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Toronto living Along Rosedale’s western boundary, luxury condos are in high demand. These tastefully landscaped and designerappointed developments appeal to those who want to live close to downtown and offer long-time residents of the area an opportunity to downsize while remaining in their beloved neighbourhood. Scrivener Square’s Thornwood Towers, and 2 Roxborough East, are among the most sought-after condos in the city, steps from Yonge Street’s boutique shops and fine dining, and close to the downtown centre. The Summerhill Market area to the north includes an awardwinning independent grocery store that also offers an extensive selection of gourmet meals and a catering service. Rosedale boasts some of the city’s best private and public schools including the highly-ranked Branksome Hall, and Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, a well-respected public school. A 10-minute drive from Bay Street’s downtown financial district, the neighbourhood is also well-served by public transit including the Summerhill, Rosedale, and Castle Frank subway stations. For all its cachet, Rosedale maintains a strong sense of local community. Public and private tennis courts, sports fields, ice rinks, parks and vibrant community centres attract young

Summerhill Market has been part of the neighbourhood since 1954.

In 1826, The Hon. William Botsford Jarvis moved into the estate he inherited from his father two years previously. His wife, Mary Jarvis, named their home Rosedale House because of all the wild roses growing on the hillside.

families, professionals and retired residents. Annual festivals and fairs draw local and city-wide residents and the Brick Works Farmers Market, open on Saturdays throughout the summer, offers a bounty of fresh produce, baking and artisanal delicacies. IIS

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arts & Culture Chris metler Culture • People • Places Lifestyle

With bylines in premier print and digital outlets, Chris Metler is a sought-after freelance writer whose editorial output explores the intersection of culture and lifestyle. International assignments have taken him from European capitals to Mediterranean isles, from Southeast Asian archipelagos to mainland China — and beyond.

TIFF 2019: A YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION & CELEBRATION A look back at the Toronto International Film Festival’s 44th edition — from the movies that aimed to innovate, challenge and transcend the medium, to the stars that symbolized everything the seventh art has to offer.

333 TITLES

28,264 MINUTES OF FILM

27 SCREENS FOR 280,000-PLUS VISITORS

4,400 POUNDS OF POPCORN

Scene from Hala, a breathtakingly assured feature from US writer-director Minhal Baig, about a teenager desperately searching for herself while straddling two very different worlds. Photo courtesy of TIFF.

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usiness as usual? Perhaps, to the casual observer. But for those who’ve charted the Toronto International Film Festival’s arc from a civic platform to drum up attention for Canada’s film industry to, arguably, the most important film festival in the world, 2019 TIFF-goers no doubt experienced what its recent 44th annual festival really represented: a year of transformation. 2019 was the year that women behind the camera finally took centre stage. Forty-five per cent of the gala films that debuted at TIFF were directed by women, and 36 per cent of films overall. That’s the highest percentage in the festival’s history, a triumph only amplified by the fact that TIFF also achieved gender parity amongst their programmers. 2019 was the year that works of Indigenous filmmakers and artists got their long-overdue closeup. Legendary documentarian Alanis Obomsawin premiered Jordan River

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Anderson, The Messenger, her 53rd film, an exposé of blatant governmental disregard in the matter of the short life of a young boy from Norway House Cree Nation. Relative newcomer Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers debuted The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, which explores love, motherhood and the damage of child removal policies on Indigenous families. These entries joined lauded efforts from prolific filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk and Mi’gmaq writer-director Jeff Barnaby, in addition to several others. 2019 was the year that the Contemporary World Cinema slate presented a global snapshot through storytelling. It was the year the avant-garde Wavelengths programme spotlighted more politically-charged fare, including examinations of both the end of Josef Stalin’s regime and the Spanish Civil War. It was the year 23 examples of compelling LGBTQ+ tales were told, and 87 languages and dialects were represented.

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But the more things changed, thankfully, some stayed the same. The good things, at least. The fun and buzzed-about things. The things that have helped turn TIFF into one of the most prestigious — the largest, the most influential, the most inclusive — events of its kind. The stars descended upon Toronto en masse, and you’d need a broom to sweep up all the names.

Taking questions at the Goldfinch Press Conference. Photo by Getty Wire image Kevin Winter

Martin Scorsese, Director of Once Were Brothers. Getty wire image Photo by Kevin Winter

Matt Damon lunched at LOUIX LOUIS. Christopher Plummer and Gary Oldman were spotted at Sotto Sotto. Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Kerry Washington, Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley all turned out for the Chanel dinner at La Banane. Joaquin Phoenix, Timothée Chalamet and The Weeknd threw down at Arcane. Martin Scorsese burned the midnight oil at Gusto 101. Jamie Foxx toasted his new film with Michael B. Jordan in the Distillery District, before performing a surprise show on King West until the wee hours. The prizes honoured the movies that left audiences inspired, awestruck and excited for the future of cinema.

The Aeronauts, Felicity Jones, Director Tom Harper & Eddie Redmayne pose on the red carpet. Photo by Getty Wire Images Jamie Foxx stops for a quick photo on the Red Carpet. Photo by Getty Wire Image George Pimentel

Joaquin Phoenix walks the carpet at the premiere of Joker. Photo by Rodin Eckenroth

Jojo Rabbit star Scarlett Johansson signs for her fans. Getty Wire Image for TIFF Photo by George Pimentel

The Best Canadian Short Film went to Chloé Robichaud for Delphine, which boldly utilized an original narrative device to convey a refreshing twist on the coming-of-age genre. The Best Canadian First Feature Film went to Matthew Rankin’s The Twentieth Century, called one of the most creative, visual, and compelling experiences of the festival. Tackling contemporary realities of immigration in Canada through the framework of Greek tragedy, the Best Canadian Feature Film went to Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone. The coveted Grolsch People’s Choice Award went to Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, an anti-hate satire that blends irreverent humour with serious ideas. As much as the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival represented the year of transformation, it was in many respects another year of celebrating all the elements that make TIFF, well, TIFF: films that look to innovate, challenge and transcend the medium, and the principals who embody everything the seventh art has to offer. IIS

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Automotive Bob McHugh has been writing car reviews and auto-related stories for over 25 years and is a long time member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada .

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RADICALLY REDESIGNED ACURA RDX Good looking, poised, a charming personality and loves the outdoors. It’s easy to fall for the all-new Acura RDX. No longer the loaded yet lonesome cousin of the hugely popular Honda CR-V, the third-generation of RDX is a coming-of-age transformation to a truly luxurious mid-sized sport utility, with an emphasis on “Sport.”

hile the Acura brand name may not have the same perceived standing as its luxury class German counterparts, the RDX delivers a real-world driving experience that’s certainly on par, and arguably better. New chassis, new interior, new turbocharged engine, new tenspeed transmission and, the clincher for me, Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

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When you press on the gas pedal as you reach the apex of a bend, a stabilizing invisible guiding hand seems to gently push the outside rear corner of the RDX. It’s the distinctive torque-vectoring characteristic of SH-AWD at work, as it sends additional drive power to specific wheels when needed. If that seems strange, it’s not. RDX is a super-fun vehicle to take for a drive on a twisty section of road. When pushed, the new turbocharged 2.0-litre engine provides generous low-end torque and makes a growly noise that sports car fans will appreciate. Overall horsepower (272) is almost the same as the previous V6, but fuel economy is much improved (11.0 L/100km city and 8.6 L/100km highway). Closely spaced gears (all ten) make the transmission a super slick operator and help keep the engine in a sweet power band. >

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A large round dial in the dash centre stack allows the driver select driving modes. There’s comfort, sport and sport+ settings and they do transform the driving personality of RDX. An additional custom mode would be nice, to allow drivers to pick and choose settings. Depending on your tech savvy skill level, some of the controls and especially the new infotainment interface may be “totally awesome,” or a wee bit intimidating. Most functions are reasonably intuitive, but there’s a learning curve attached to mastery of the finger operated True Touchpad, with a feature called “absolute positioning.” It’s linked to a large high-mounted 10.2 inch HD monitor that’s close to driver eye-level and is Apple CarPlay compatible. The cabin of my test Premium Elite trim level RDX had a spacious, bright and airy feel and the massive panoramic moonroof was undoubtedly the contributing factor. The eye-catching layout was beautifully finished with quality leather surfaces and authentic Olive Ash wood accents. This top-level trim package also comes with acoustic sound deadening, adaptive suspension dampers, a power liftgate, upgraded front seats with power side-bolsters, a head-up display and a high-end ELS audio system. Cabin noise at cruising speed, on a variety of highway surfaces (including concrete), was impressively quiet.

The new body of RDX is now six inches longer than CR-V and it has one the largest cargo areas in its class, plus a handy new in-floor storage compartment. An athletic stance gives this RDX a more muscular look than its predecessor. Front and centre is Acura’s new diamond pentagon grille and it’s flanked by adaptive LED headlights with pop-out washers. In fact, all lighting on my RDX was LED. IIS

ACURA RDX PERCEPTION An upscale version of the Honda CR-V, the top selling SUV sold in Canada.

ACURA RDX OFFERING See for yourself and make a date with an RDX at your local Acura dealer.

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“THE GREAT ONE” WAYNE GRETZKY ERIN DAVIS, NOTABLE LIFE

Wayne Gretzky is just as proud of his Canadian roots as Canadians are to call him our own homegrown legend. Here are 5 things you may not know about the hockey legend. >

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ost recently, Gretzky has partnered with UNTUCKit, a men’s clothing line that specializes in dress shirts that look good… untucked. As a new investor and brand ambassador, Gretzky was recently in town to mark the US-based brand’s arrival in Canada. He participated in a Q&A with UNTUCKit founder Chris Riccobono at the new Sherway Gardens’ store.

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I learned a little more about “The Great One” – holder of countless NHL records – during the panel and in an impromptu post-panel interview that the refreshingly down to earth icon agreed to. Here are five things you may not know about Wayne Gretzky:

HE TRUSTS HIS WIFE’S TASTE IN CLOTHING Gretzky admitted that it was Janet, his wife of 30 years, who discovered the brand first and picked up a few shirts for her famous husband at UNTUCKit’s St. Louis retail location. Gretzky – who describes his fashion sense as one of comfort-first – was so fond of the shirts that he reached out to Riccobono. It didn’t take long before Gretzky ended up investing in the company; we’ll see him in various upcoming marketing campaigns.

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My family is what makes me proudest to be Canadian.

HE STARTS THE DAY WITH GIN RUMMY

HIS FAMILY IS WHAT MAKES HIM PROUDEST TO BE CANADIAN

There is no such thing as a typical day in Gretzky’s world, but he says he usually starts the same way: coffee and gin rummy with his wife. “It goes in cycles,” says Gretzky of his everyday life. “Sometimes I’m really busy. The last couple of days I was working in New York, tomorrow I’m off to China for nine days. So, there are times when I’m busy and times when I’m just a father at home, spending time with my two youngest kids. It’s no different than anybody else – you have to get up, you have to go to work, and you have to put in the time.”

While Gretzky has made Canadians proud for decades, he says his family is what makes him beam with Canadian pride. “My dad and my mom were always very special people,” he told me. “My dad was the son of immigrants who came over from Poland and Russia but he grew up here. My dad is probably the proudest Canadian in the whole country. I know there are lots of proud Canadians, but wherever he travels – wherever he goes – he always reminds people that he is Canadian and says that it’s God’s country and that it’s the best place in the world.”

HE HAS A SOFT SPOT FOR PIEROGIES When Gretzky is in Toronto, he often makes an appearance at his restaurant, Gretzky’s – which opened its memorabilia-filled doors 25 years ago – where he says his favourite dish on the menu are the pierogies: “I don’t really get a chance to eat them often because in California there aren’t a lot of Polish restaurants. The people at my restaurant make them as close to the way my grandmother used to make them. She’d boil them, fry them, then add sour cream, caramelized onion, and bacon.”

YOU CAN FIND HIM IN IDAHO Where’s his favourite spot to escape it all? “When we were younger, we used to love going to Paradise Island in the Bahamas,” says Gretzky. “It’s safe. It’s close – you don’t have to fly 18 hours to get there. But, as we’ve gotten older, our favourite spot is Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We have a summer house there on the lake and it’s only an hour-anda-half-long flight from our home in LA. We spend six to eight weeks there in the summertime. My older kids come in and out because it’s such a short flight. The grandkids have a ball because they love to go out on the water. We have a pool there, and the kids love driving around in the golf carts. It’s probably our favourite place to go.” IIS White 'Las Cases' Shirt UTUCKit

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TORONTO FASHION DESIGNER Christopher Paunil Photo by George Pimentel

Ashley Callingbull Photo by Sheila McElrea

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hristopher Paunil’s dresses are the perfect marriage between the traditional and the unconventional, making Christopher Paunil originals a must-have for celebrities attending Hollywood movie premieres and Toronto Fashion Week. Given

Christopher Paunil’s celebrity following, it comes as no surprise that his designs grace the covers of Elle (US and Quebec), Vogue Italia, Wedding Bells, Hello! Canada, Dress to Kill, Toronto Life …. the list goes on. It also comes as no surprise that Christopher Paunil was a finalist in the prestigious TFI New Labels competition and recipient of the coveted The Knot Editor’s Pick.

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While this attention from renowned celebrities and media outlets did thrust Christopher into the spotlight, it was actually Christopher Paunil’s unique designs and personal flare that gave him the opportunity of a lifetime. Pop culture icon Keyshia Ka’Oir took notice of Christopher’s pieces and decided she needed him to make the centrepiece – her dress - of what would be her star-laden champagne-filled lavish wedding. Christopher was whisked to a studio and filmed on her hit TV show, The Mane Event, doing what he does best - designing, competing and creating. While his design was not the final one chosen for the special day, it was a highlight in his career. How did Christopher Paunil rise above the very cluttered crowd to appear on a hit show? By putting the person, not the dollar, first.

all, Christopher asserts, “we believe that our good fortune needs to be shared.” Christopher and Chalo commit a portion of profits to charity, however, they don’t stop after they cut the cheque. They’re both actively involved with the youth arts charity UforChange, funded by generous donations from the city’s philanthropic community. UforChange has played such an important role in alleviating crime and violence and giving hope to the youth it supports that UforChange received support from His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales. Christopher and Chalo’s involvement also helped UforChange gain recognition as a nominee for Canadian Arts and Fashion Award (CAFA).

Cheryl Hickey Photo by George Pimentel

Christopher Paunil is a rare commodity – he designs because he loves the process, he loves blurring what’s old with what’s new and he loves the women whom he serves. He does not love, however, the business. Hence his partnership with Chalo, a power house in his own right; Chalo was originally known not as a fashion guru, but as a successful leader in various non-profits advocating for youth who are in conflict with the law and living in poverty. Bringing Chalo on for the ride was a necessary and welcome move as Christopher is fully enveloped in the creative side of the business – from appearing on hit reality TV shows, to attending the world’s hottest fashion shows, working with celebrities and developing a new bridal line, Love Project, to launch this summer.

Christopher Paunil has been shaping and refining his brand for almost a decade. His entrance into the luxury garment industry began with another bridal gown designer. While the experience he garnered in his role was invaluable, he knew he could build a brand that spoke to the new generation – a brand that inspires you to stand out, speak out and help out. Christopher Paunil designs not only fulfill his brand’s promise, but so does every encounter with Christopher. Having a dress made by Christopher means that you will be treated like, you will Natasha Negovanlis look like, and you will feel Photo by Getty Images like royalty, but without the Christopher’s advice for women corresponding stuffiness seeking the perfect dress – do or need for armed security. Despite his success, both what makes you feel stunning, bold and strong, not what’s simply in fashion. After all, successful fashion Christopher and Chalo Hancock (his business partner) becomes successful only through boldness, strength and remain dogged with the core part of the brand and their a willingness to stand out, speak out and help out. IIS professional and personal mission: to give back. After

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M.R.S MARY RATCLIFFE STUDIO LAUNCHES FIRST COLLECTION LESLEY KENNY

Ma r y Ratcliffe’s origin stor y is intact. > Photo by Lane Dorsey

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er mother went into labour with the future furniture maker while in her husband’s woodwork shop. When she was only seven, Mary’s father taught her how to weld and the eureka moment inspired the little girl with the powerful idea that she could actually make things. Mary spent most of her teenage years in her father’s well-equipped workshop teaching herself how to make more things, starting with Christmas gifts for family.

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But here the story swerves because who can make a decent living building beautiful things, borrowing dad’s tools? Mary earned a degree in environmental design from OCADU and worked in some of Toronto’s most prominent design agencies including architect Johnson Chou, Bruce Mau Design branding agency, and arts studio Moss & Lam. She and her now-husband moved into a funky downtown brick-and-beam loft. Then she lost her job. To keep herself occupied while looking for a new job – and because they needed wardrobes and furniture in the completely empty loft – Mary designed and built pieces to give their new home the structure and function they required: “I made the furniture and designed the entire space. >

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There were zero closets and no rooms so I built a raised dining room and created a bin system to store our stuff and made a built-in closet along one wall. I ended up building a cool canopy-style, king-sized bed. But instead of a canopy, there was a place to climb up so you could relax on a hammock-strung net.” Friends were impressed and requests came in. Mary designed and built the furniture and cabinetry for a preteen’s bedroom, turning what was supposed to be a walk-in closet with a skylight into a two-storey loft bedroom, complete with a hammock-strung floor (cool for all ages) on the second level so that natural light from the skylight filters throughout the entire space. For another friend, she designed and made a huge, three-tiered contemporary metal light, hung askew from thin wires. The friend was candid: Mary’s artistic and meticulously built work was worth more than she had realized. Considerably more.

She began documenting her journey on Instagram, “and it just snowballed after that.” Commissioned by a prominent Toronto entrepreneur to design and make him a desk, Mary built a bold, sleek, contemporary piece to his specs. But even after careful measuring and planning, the desk just would not fit up the stairwell or in the freight elevator. “It felt like a disaster at the time,” Mary says. “But I understand now that my work is all about problem solving. An on-site contractor was able to call on his network to organize a spider crane and we hoisted the desk up five floors. Ok, we also had to remove one of the office windows to get it in – that desk will never leave the building!” Since 2013, Mary has designed and built custom orders for private clients, architects, and interior designers. For the past year she’s been working on pivoting her business from a design-and-build operation to a more formal studio, with a line of products under the name M.R.S. The name seemed an obvious choice – Mary Ratcliffe Studio – but in a male-dominated industry she likes the double-entendre: “I work with a lot of people and I really try to champion women in this field. That’s something important to me.” In the last year she has hired one fulltime employee and has a part-time studio assistant, both of whom she describes as capable, talented women.

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Her custom pieces, stained using her own signature blends of colours, are contemporary in design but traditional in fabrication: According to Mary, “there are certain rules you need to adhere to when working with wood if you want the pieces to have longevity. I try to respect the nature of the material while producing work that is collectible, contemporary design. And I try to bring sculptural form into my work as often as possible.” In her first collection, Mary is exploring with a unique, castable stone material and playing even more with sculptural forms: “Normally I put pieces of wood together to make forms. But now I’m sculpting so the result is part sculpture, part furniture. I’m also playing with colour, texture, pattern, and mixing materials with a whole new approach. These seven new pieces will sit alongside the rest of my work in a new and exciting way. They’re different, but it’s the same formal language.” Mary Ratcliffe’s work has been featured in Vogue, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life and the CBC. Keep your eye on maryratcliffe.studio where the new collection will be available online. A formal launch is scheduled for early 2020. IIS @maryratcliffestudio WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM | CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE | WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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THE DALMATIAN COAST ANCIENT, MODERN AND LIKE NOTHING YOU’VE SEEN BEFORE LESLEY KENNY

Stretching from Zadar in the north, to Dubrovnik, “the pearl of the Adriatic,” in the south, the Dalmatian Coast dazzles with its mix of mountain ranges, medieval architecture and seaside pleasures.

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lmost 25 years after Croatia’s War of Independence, the country’s stunning shoreline rivals the French Riviera and Italy’s Amalfi Coast as a destination hotspot. You’ll find reasonably-priced hotels (some with pools overlooking the sea), guest houses and apartments in the charming old cities and towns along the Dalmatian Coast. Make a point of asking for the local museum, some tiny and tucked away; all testaments to a proud people and an enduring culture. Part of the EU since 2003, the main currency in Croatia is still the kuna, although major hotels, restaurants and transportation services accept euros. Two of the most popular coastal cities are Dubrovnik and Split. The ancient walled city of Dubrovnik appears to rise out of the Adriatic Sea. Within its walls, Roman-era houses feature red-tiled rooftops. Many of the roofs were damaged during the war in the 1990s, but suitable replacement tiles were eventually found in Toulouse, France, and a UNESCO-backed program ensured that the iconic rooftops were restored. On your own or with a guided tour, it takes about an hour and a half to stroll along the top of the two-kilometre limestone wall that surrounds Dubrovnik. You’ll have an almost bird’s-eye view of the city and its late Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture, including a 700-year-old Franciscan monastery, cathedrals, a fortress, and of course the emblematic rooftops. Beyond the wall, jaw-dropping vistas of the Adriatic Sea, tree-covered islands, and boats of all sizes that appear to hover over the surface of the clear water. There are exits along the wall walk if the beauty (or height) prove too much for you. In the summer, try to go near sunset because it’s cooler, there’s less pedestrian traffic, and you can watch the sun blaze the red rooftops before it slips into the sea. Bucket list: check. >

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Then hop on a bus (they are well connected to coastal cities), rent a car (car ferries go from port to port), or take a boat up the coast to the vibrant port city of Split. Palm trees dot Split’s wide stone pedestrianonly Riva Promenade, along the water. The trees are not native to the area but thrive in the Mediterranean-like climate. Holes carved into the promenade and along a pier allow the wind and the tide to play this natural sea organ. Wandering through the streets and alleys you may happen upon a spontaneous performance of Klapa music, Croatia’s traditional a cappella singing, with its close harmonies and lyrics that celebrate the love of love, wine and the country itself. The core of Split is actually a medieval palace built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, at the turn of the fourth century.

View of Dubrovnik city and cable car taken from Mount Srd

For an actual bird’s-eye-view, take the cable car ride from Dubrovnik to the summit of Mount Srd. You’ll see the entire perimeter of the walled city and its red rooftops, and beyond that the turquoise sea and green islands. It’s four-minutes well spent. The best way to appreciate Dubrovnik is to walk around its pedestrian-only limestone streets and see up close the ornately carved water fountains and stone cornices. Explore its historic backstreets and alleys or enjoy a glass of Croatian wine in a bar inside a cave overlooking the sea. Relax over a meal of fresh, local ingredients in one of the little family-owned, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, with more seats on the terrace than inside. Yes, the fresh seafood dishes are a must, but try the best pizza outside of Italy. Why choose? Order a seafood pizza. From Dubrovnik, you can take a ferry to one of the nearby islands, like Kosula, called “little Dubrovnik” because it too has a walled city (read up on your medieval history, or just watch Game of Thrones – filmed there). In one day, based in Dubrovnik, you could see up to six islands in a speedboat tour. Or you could choose a nearby Blue Flag beach (safe, clean and environmentally protected), some hidden away in coves and accessed only by boat. A word to the wise – wear your water shoes to avoid that awkward tip-toe dance across the pebbly shores. While it’s never fair to say you can get to know a city in just a few days, if pressed for time you could see and do a lot in and around Dubrovnik over two days.

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Now the massive medieval structure and its narrow streets is home to shops, restaurants and cafes. Instead of commercial logos on the walls and ceilings, you’ll see original Roman carvings. In the evenings, granite and marble columns are illuminated. Visit a jazz club, any of the local bars and upscale restaurants or take a nighttime paddleboard tour. During the day, a speedboat will take you on a tour of the coastline and you can book a trip to Bisevo’s Blue Cave – where only a few people at a time paddle into a cave with its luminescent water and blue light, a natural phenomenon that attracts crowds particularly in July and August. Whether you rent a car and drive the rugged coastline, charter a yacht for a more leisurely adventure, or island-hop using local ferries and speedboats, your first Dalmatian Coast holiday won’t be your last. IIS

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is Canada’s largest and most diverse city. More than half of the residents who call Toronto home have roots in another country, and almost 200 different languages are spoken here. The result is a vibrant and dynamic culture in business, arts, sports and education. The city’s skyline is famous for the CN Tower, now the world’s third tallest tower and the highest outdoor walk on a building. The glass-floor observation deck offers visitors stunning 360-degree views of the city, Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands. But back on the ground Toronto is known as the city of neighbourhoods, like lakefront Beaches, historic Chinatown and Little Italy. Year-round festivals celebrate the city’s diversity and hospitality.

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Toronto’s many galleries and museums, especially The AGO and The ROM, are renowned for their stunning architectural presence – and for how long guests want to spend inside. Residents and visitors enjoy world-class theatre and concerts, and crowds fill the Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre and BMO Field to cheer on their favourite local and international teams. The city’s downtown core boasts everything from distinctive boutique experiences to trendy fashions, and a dazzling assortment of traditional and innovative restaurants. Throughout the urban centre, tree-lined streets, expansive parks and green ravines are enjoyed year-round for morning runs, leisurely strolls and family outings.

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$16,950,000

ECO STYLE - FOREST HILL toronto, Ontario

This family residence has been totally rebuilt to the highest levels of modern, eco-friendly living, using the very best in green technology throughout. Geothermal heating, rainwater collection, and solar initiatives are just some of the innovations that have been sensitively integrated into the home, which was recently nominated for a Heritage Toronto conservation and craftsmanship award. The living space encompasses almost 15,000 sq.ft. and includes a terrazzo circular staircase, vast gallery walls, and a stainless-steel custom chef’s kitchen with a wall of windows. There are 6 bedrooms including a master suite with dual dressing rooms, and a secluded guest room that is accessed via a bridge. The lower level comprises a state-of-the-art home theatre, a ballroom, gym, and full catering kitchen. The home rests upon a hill, with incredible views of the / À Ì Ã Þ i vÀ> i` LÞ >} wVi Ì ÌÀiiÃ Ì >Ì ÃÕÀÀ Õ ` Ì i picturesque swimming pool & gardens. * Fully updated for green living * Six bedrooms and 10 full baths * Ballroom, home theatre, and roof terrace

Jimmy Molloy * Office: 416 925 9191 jimmymolloy@rogers.com www.jimmymolloy.com

$10,500,000

Contemporary Chic Lawrence Park toronto, Ontario

Set in an exclusive enclave, this exceptional modern mansion was conceived by renowned architect Richard Wengle, and delivers the epitome of elegant living. A circular driveway leads to the three-storey residence, where the grand foyer introduces the home’s stunning architectural features, from its sophisticated woodand-glass staircase to the dramatic soaring ceilings that create a perfect ambiance. Superb interiors span 10,000 sq.ft. and take in a gorgeous living/dining room, chef’s kitchen with walk-in pantry, a ÃiV ` y À vwVi] > ` > L>Ãi i Ì Ã«>Vi Ü Ì Ü i Vi >À] Ã>Õ >] and media room that offers great entertaining opportunities. All 10 bedrooms have ensuites, and include the master suite, which has dual custom paneled walk-in closets and a spacious spa-like bath with freestanding tub. Outside, a fully landscaped backyard with saltwater pool, hot tub, and 2 cabanas provides a serene escape. This is a dazzling proposition that would make the ideal family estate.

Peter BAker* NAncy BAker*

Direct:416 919 2638 bakerteam64@gmail.com *SALES REPRESENTATIVE **BROKER

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • TORONTO

$5,880,000

SPECTACULAR RAVINE PROPERTY toronto, Ontario

Stunning Terraced Ravine Property! This extraordinary countrylike setting is just minutes to the hub of Yorkville’s finest shops and restaurants. It sits close to the best schools, parks and ravines in the city. Meticulous renovation. Exceptional attention to detail throughout. The entertaining flow from principal rooms to family room to the Scavolini kitchen is seamless. 5 bedrooms. Master enjoys spa-like ensuite and his & her closets and overlooks this magnificent ravine setting. Lower Level walk-out. Professionally landscaped front and back with multiple entertaining areas. Generator. 2 garages plus 3 additional spots.

Eileen Farrow * "vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 275 1215 eileenfarrow@chestnutpark.com

$5,388,000

HOGGS HOLLOW-FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT LEGACY toronto, Ontario

Nestled on private landscaped grounds (75’ x 150’) this oneof-a-kind residence is a prime example of Wright’s “organic architecture,” a marriage between the site and structure. Beyond the gated entrance are lush landscaped grounds with expansive y>}ÃÌ i «>Ì Ã > ` «>Ì Ü>Þð 7 Ì ÎÈää - >L Ûi }À Õ ` « Õà > iÝ«> à Ûi ÎÓää - ÜiÀ iÛi ] Ì Ã iÝµÕ Ã Ìi i vi>ÌÕÀià y À to-ceiling windows with spectacular garden views, extensive use of natural wood and stone both inside and out and 10’ high ceilings on the main. This natural haven is ideally suited to a mature family who enjoys both formal and casual entertaining. Currently a two plus one bedroom residence, it can easily be converted to a three plus one bedroom home. Concept drawings are available. There is parking for 4 cars (via lift). All this is within walking distance of Yonge shops and TTC as well as an easy drive to Pearson airport and downtown Toronto.

Paula von Stedingk* B.Sc. (P.T.) Vicko M. von Stedingk*, MBA "vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 484 6958 homes@paulaandvicko.com *SALES REPRESENTATIVE **BROKER

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TIMELESS TRANBY

$2,495,000

toronto, Ontario

Wonderful 4 bedroom Victorian nestled on one of Toronto’s most sought after streets in Yorkville/East Annex. Thoughtfully renovated with modern conveniences yet much maintained elegance. High ceilings. Famous Birds of Tranby stained glass. South light exposure. Chef’s kitchen with marble counters. Walk-out to enchanting private garden. Third floor Master retreat with large sunny deck. Finished basement. Minutes to excellent restaurants, flower shops, Yorkville Village glamour. Location! Location! Location!

Eileen Farrow * "vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 275 1215 eileenfarrow@chestnutpark.com

$9,300,000

$5,500,000

EXCEPTIONAL IN FOREST HILL!

MUCH ADMIRED IN ROSEDALE!!

toronto, Ontario

toronto, Ontario

Sensational Back-To-Bricks Reno And Inspired Addition In Timeless 8000 S.F. Marvel On Virtually A Double Size Lot With 160’ Width On The Beltline Trail. Active Families And Entertainers Will Also Love The Extra 3500 S.F. Bright, Fantastic, Full Walkout Level With Its Billiard/Media Room, Wet/Dry Saunas, Huge Gym, Outdoor/Indoor Sports Areas, Multiple Terraces, Pool & Hot Tub. A Sophisticated Art Deco-Like Classic Showcasing Wonderful Contemporary Designer Interiors, Exceptional Style, Taste & Forethought Where Quality Was Paramount As Was a Glamourous and Practical Design Flow.

This elegant 3 storey, 5 bedroom home is beautifully situated on a quiet treelined street and backs onto Rosedale Park. Large sun-filled rooms, main floor family and state of the art kitchen beckon Family dinners and grand celebrations. Luxurious master ensuite, bedroom and office, 4 other bedrooms and a nanny’s suite complete a most sought after package.

JANET LINDSAY* Direct: 416 925 9191 success@janetlindsay.com

JANICE RENNIE*, JULIE RENNIE*, KATIE RENNIE*

info@rennieteam.com | www.rennieteam.com "vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • TORONTO

$1,695,000

SOLD

LIVE IN THE HEART OF FOREST HILL

VICTORIAN STYLE DUPLEX IN HISTORIC CABBAGETOWN

toronto, Ontario

toronto, Ontario

>} wV i Ì i > µÕ iÌ VÕ `i Ã>V° Ƃ { y Àà L >ÃÌ ÛiÀÞ Ã«>V Õà rooms, natural light, elegance, and ample closet space. Living room with walk-out to garden, marble master ensuite, walk-out from master to deck, Ó wÀi« >ViÃ] `L i V>À }>À>}i vv > ÌÀÞ ƂÛi Õi° 7> Ì ÃV Ã] à «Ã] restaurants, ravine and subway.

Semi-detached home with two 2 storey units with private entrances. Main Floor includes 3 Bedroom with 2 4-pc baths. Upper Floor includes 2 Bedroom with 1 4-pc bath. Both units boast natural light & beautifully maintained, walk out to decks, great living space, 2 parking at rear.

marla@marlalehberg.com

marla@marlalehberg.com

*

MARLA LEHBERG

MARLA LEHBERG*

"vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 258 7956

"vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 258 7956

EXCLUSIVE THORNHILL RESIDENCE

$6,980,000

EILEEN LASSWELL** "vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 875 8338

toronto, Ontario

11 Oakbank Rd, Spectacular 12,000SF Custom Built Home Designed by Architect, Richard Wengle. Grand Principal Rooms, 5+1 Bed, 9 Bath, Renovated Chef’s Kitchen Overlooking Sensational Private Backyard with Salt Water Pool & Waterfall. 4 Car Garage. 100 x 250 ft Lot.

EILEEN LASSWELL**

Stunning top-to-bottom renovated townhouse. 2779 sq ft of living space on 4 levels. 3 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms. Open Concept Custom Kitchen. 2 Fireplaces. Wine Cellar. Media Room. Private Elevator. Private backyard & Rooftop Terrace. Underground Parking.

Eileenlasswell@chestnutpark.com www.EileenLasswell.com

"vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 875 8338

$2,486,000

EILEEN LASSWELL** "vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 875 8338

INCREDIBLE SUITE AT SPIRE Beautifully upgraded 2260 sq.ft. suite. 3 bedrooms. Den. Family Room. Huge wrap around balcony with BBQ. 2 parking, 2 lockers. Unobstructed views over St. James Cathedral, the downtown skyline and across the lake. Best building amenities. www.33lombardst2806.com

4+1 bed, 5 bath with Top Of The Line Finishes: Custom Millwork, Built Ins, Accent Lighting, 2 Mudrooms, Wine Cellar, Wet Bar, 4 Fireplaces, Heated Floors, Built In Speakers. Google Home Automation. 26.67X120 ft.

Eileenlasswell@chestnutpark.com www.EileenLasswell.com

Eileenlasswell@chestnutpark.com www.EileenLasswell.com

toronto, Ontario

toronto, Ontario

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EXCLUSIVE IN SOUTH ROSEDALE

toronto, Ontario

DESIGNER CUSTOM BUILT SOUTH LEASIDE HOME

$2,699,000

PRICE UPON REQUEST

peggy molloy* "vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £

peggymolloy@chestnutpark.com

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A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE TO CALL HOME

SOLD

SOLD

FOREST HILL’S BEST SECRET! toronto, Ontario

toronto, Ontario

Updated and Impeccably maintained gracious 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom i Ü Ì > y À family room & 2 car Parking. Set in a serene and private setting of lush gardens yet just 2 blocks to the subway, LRT, shopping and more!

Situated in the heart of Cedervale, on one of the neighbourhood’s best streets.4 bedrms, 4 baths, Chefs kitchen w/Marble & Corian countertops,family rm with main flr powder rm, walk-out to deck & garden,finished lower level with nanny’s room & so much more!

JUNE SoMMERS*, SRES ANDREW SOMMERS*, B.A SRES, ABR

MARLA LEHBERG* "vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 258 7956

marla@marlalehberg.com

EXCLUSIVE LISTING: 29 ALCINA AVE

$2,199,000

"vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £

PLEASANT BLVD TOWNHOUSE

$2,150,000

toronto, Ontario

toronto, Ontario

3 storey, 2715 sq ft condo townhouse, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen with walk-out to patio. Master ÃÕ Ìi i Ì Ài Ó ` y À° Finished lower, 2 car parking, 2 lockers. Walk to subway and Yonge St restaurants and shops. Exclusive Listing.

Secret Garden Oasis in Wychwood. This character w i` i Ü>à `ià } i` by Eden Smith and is >Û> >L i v À Ì i wÀÃÌ Ì i in over 40 years. Restore this stunning home to its original grandeur. Private 38.5 X 149 ft lot.

EILEEN LASSWELL** "vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 875 8338

BARB TEMPLE*

Eileenlasswell@chestnutpark.com www.EileenLasswell.com

SOUGHT-AFTER ALLENBY SCHOOL AREA

SOLD

jsommers@sympatico.ca andrewsommers@sympatico.ca

"vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 618 0033

SOLD

barbtemple@chestnutpark.com www.barbtemple.com

OPPORTUNITY TO RENOVATE OR BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME

toronto, Ontario

toronto, Ontario

Beautifully maintained & updated by single owner of 21 yrs. Newer reno’d kit, cathedral ceiling fam rm addition w/lower bsmt rec rm. 4 baths, 3 bedrms w/tandem den + 2 lower bedrms /play/exercise/ vwVi >Ài>Ãt Ón°x½Ý£Î{°n½ lot, rare private drive with parking for 4 cars.

Situated on a south facing lot in the heart of Lytton Park, surrounded by trees, this 36 x 134 foot lot will be hard to resist. Walking distance to both Avenue Road/Lawrence and Yonge street shops, restaurants and schools.

MARLA LEHBERG* ERICA ANNE COOK* "vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £

STUNNING SUMMERHILL TOWNHOUSE

$1,795,000

MARY-JO PITFIELD* WARD PITFIELD* "vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £

"vwVi\ {£È Óx £ £ Direct: 416 258 7956

homes@ericaannecook.com

marla@marlalehberg.com

ICONIC BUILDING AT HISTORIC YONGE/BLOOR

SOLD

toronto, Ontario

toronto, Ontario

Gorgeously renovated condo townhouse in exclusive garden enclave, steps to Yonge & Summerhill. Bright & Û Ì } Ü Ì }>Ã wÀi« >Vi and large terrace. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spots. BBQ & pet friendly. The perfect pied-à-terre.

Sun-filled 1,128sf corner suite with 700sf terrace with magnificent city views. Master suite with walk in & double closet, plus an ensuite bath, Spacious 2nd bedroom & 2nd bathroom. Floor to ceiling windows. Many custom updates make this suite unique.

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MARLA LEHBERG* Direct: 416 258 7956 IRENE GRECH* Direct: 416 885 9207

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA

Foots Bay, Muskoka

Muskoka, synonymous with cottage country, is a household name in North America. Situated around three large lakes (Muskoka, Joseph and Rosseau), the Muskoka region was once dubbed the ‘Malibu of the North’ by The New Yorker, because of the number of celebrity estates in the area. Beautiful homes and well-appointed summer cottages offer

The Muskoka region is known for its exceptional dining, trendy shops, craft beer scene and contemporary art galleries and museums. Kids can choose from a variety of exciting summer camp programmes and families can join in the year-round cultural festivals. Call a Chestnut Park Muskoka Real Estate Agent to introduce you to this stunning region.

breathtaking views of the lakes and constellation of private islands. Your experienced Chestnut Park Muskoka Real Estate Agent understands your discerning tastes. The number of local residents more than doubles in the summer when 100,000 seasonal residents join the 60,000 lucky permanent residents of the Muskoka region. But the privacy afforded by sprawling tree-covered properties and the vastness of the granite-carved area means that Muskoka can easily accommodate visitors while maintaining everyone’s privacy and sense of open space.

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When you’re not relaxing dockside, you can paddle. Whether you’re a serious kayaker or it’s your first-time trying to figure out how to sit in a canoe, you’ll revel in hours of scenic adventure. Or just take your paddle board out on a lake, early in the morning, and attempt some inspiring yoga poses. From the haunting call of the loon to the variety of trees and vegetation local to the region, Muskoka is a nature lover’s paradise. But if hiking is not your favourite way to appreciate the grandeur, there are boat cruises that will offer you a new perspective.

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SOLD

$3,995,000

$3,850,000

SOLD

COVETED SOUTH LAKE JOSEPH ADDRESS

WALKERS POINT, LAKE MUSKOKA

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

If location, year round accessibility, privacy & views are paramount ... then this turn-key offering will tick off all of those boxes on your wish list. Point of land offering 475 ft of frontage & 2.24 acres. Gentle land, mature pines & amazing long south lake views. Year round 3 BR cottage plus a spacious loft enjoys a }À> `v>Ì iÀi` Îx vÌ ÃiÌL>V ° / L>À E Ü>ÌiÀ½Ã i`}i wÀi « Ì° Ó ÃÌ ÀiÞ Î Ã « boathouse offers 2 more guest BRs, plus both covered & open deck areas.

Extremely private setting w gorgeous island dotted views. Exquisitely furnished & turn-key ready. Main cottage boasts 4BRs, 3.5 baths, multiple living/family/ rec rooms, 2-sided granite wood burning f/p, screened Muskoka room, spacious covered & open decks. Stunning 2-storey boathouse w guest quarters & amazing views provides open concept living/dining/kitchen & granite wood burning f/p. i>ÕÌ vÕ Þ > `ÃV>«i` iÝÌiÀ À Ü > ià `i wÀi « Ì] }À> Ìi «>Ì Ü>Þà E ÃÌ> Àð

Maggie Tomlinson **, ASA, ABR, SRS, csa

Maggie Tomlinson **, ASA, ABR, SRS, csa

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text)

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text)

TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.MuskokaCottageForSale.ca

TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.MuskokaCottageForSale.ca

$2,779,000

$1,695,000

SOUTH LAKE JOSEPH DREAM COTTAGE ON 1.32 ACRES

LAKE MUSKOKA COTTAGE, BOATHOUSE & 4 BUNKIES

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Prime south Lake Joseph location. 5 bedroom Lakehouse offers over 3,000 sq.ft. of luxurious living space. Ideal for year round Muskoka lifestyle or { Ãi>Ã V ÌÌ>} }° Ó ÃÌ i wÀi« >ViÃ] Li>ÕÌ vÕ ÌV i ] >À}i ` } À & spacious screened Muskoka room. Lower walk-out to level waterfront with 820 sq.ft. dock for all day fun in the sun. Furnished and turn-key ready so you can start enjoying this right away. Call Maggie today for more info.

Great privacy! 200’ waterfront & 1.3 acres of gentle land. Boathouse & expansive à Ài ` V ð > ià `i wÀi « Ì° ÝµÕ Ã Ìi Þ Ài Û>Ìi` Î , V ÌÌ>}i vi>ÌÕÀià iÜ kitchen w vaulted ceiling, family room w Muskoka stone f/p, large lakeside Muskoka room. Also an adorable 1BR guest bunkie w 2pc bath. 3 more bunkies to renovate or redevelop. Possibilities abound. Ideally located just minutes to Bala amenities. Call Maggie today for details & to arrange your personal viewing.

Maggie Tomlinson **, ASA, ABR, SRS, csa

Maggie Tomlinson **, ASA, ABR, SRS, csa

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text)

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text)

TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.MuskokaCottageForSale.ca

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$1,495,000

$1,299,000

EAST BAY LOCALE. LAKE MUSKOKA

LAKE MUSKOKA YEAR ROUND HOME/COTTAGE

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Enjoy sunsets and Muskoka memories at this excellent 4-season retreat or year À Õ ` > i ÕÃi° > y À vviÀÃ Ó ,Ã] Û } À Ü Õà > ÃÌ i vÉ« E > Li>ÕÌ vÕ ÌV i ° ÜiÀ Ü> ÕÌ iÛi vviÀà w à i` ÀiV À ] Ó Ài ,Ã] laundry/additional sleeping room & a large Muskoka room w hot tub. Double slip boathouse, garage & 2 more bunkies complete this package. Turn-key & ready for immediate enjoyment. Don’t wait on this one - call Maggie today for info & viewing.

Only minutes to Gravenhurst amenities. Private setting w bonus of municipal water, sewer & natural gas. 3 bedroom bungalow w 2 baths & laundry. Amazing lake views from living room, dining room, kitchen & Muskoka room. Single boathouse w wide à «° >À>}i Ü Ü À à « E Ó ` y À }ÕiÃÌ ÃÕ Ìi Ü Î«V L>Ì ° ,i >Ý E i Þ Þi>À round living or 4-season cottaging, and maybe build your new dream cottage here one day. Call Maggie today for more details & appointment to view.

Maggie Tomlinson **, ASA, ABR, SRS, csa

Maggie Tomlinson **, ASA, ABR, SRS, csa

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text)

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text)

TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.MuskokaCottageForSale.ca

TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.MuskokaCottageForSale.ca

$975,000

$69,900 TO $259,900

MUSKOKA RIVER, BRACEBRIDGE - START LIVING YOUR DREAM

LAKE ROSSEAU - THE COTTAGES AT WINDERMERE

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Only minutes to Bracebridge town centre. Fabulous year round setting on over an acre of level land with 200 feet frontage. Prime location with private double-slip docks, ample entertainment decking at the shore & a diving tower. Direct boating to Lake Muskoka, and explore Lake Rosseau & Lake Joseph too! Plenty of room for family & friends at this executive waterfront residence. Features too numerous to mention - 3D iGuide available. Don’t wait - call Maggie today!

Luxury fractional ownership awaits! 3BRs plus den. Choose from 5, 7 or 12 weeks of truly carefree Muskoka enjoyment on the shores of Lake Rosseau. 12-week intervals include PRIME SUMMER WEEKS. Please inquire regarding schedule of fixed & floating weeks. Intimate setting of only 6 cottages. Beach, golf, boating and Windermere House is right next door. Limited availability!

Maggie Tomlinson **, ASA, ABR, SRS, csa

Maggie Tomlinson **, ASA, ABR, SRS, csa

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text)

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text)

TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.MuskokaCottageForSale.ca

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$18,000,000

LAKE JOSEPH

ELSINORE ISLAND LK JOE 4000’ 20 AC LANDMARK

$9,750,000

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

This cherished family Estates offers 4 sought after Lake Joseph cottages, 2 boathouse > ` > >} wVi Ì 7 -/ exposure. 1500 feet of the most valued shoreline in Muskoka with 13 acres of backland. Arguably the best sunsets on the lake!

JOE QUINN* Direct: 705 644 3015 MICHELE CURRY* Direct: 705 706 1161

SANDRA WALDIE* Direct: 705 646 4747 JAMIE BLAIR* "vwVi\ Çäx ÎÇx £ £

jquinn@muskoka.com michele@michelecurry.ca

BLACK FEATHER ESTATE, LAKE JOSEPH

$6,750,000

Picture perfect rocky points & priv sandy bathing coves Chic ÃÌ ÀÞ w i` v> Þ ÃÌ>Ìi presents Elegant 5 Bdrm Res, Waterside tennis court, 4 severed vac lots, 2 boathouses w suite above, & delightful whole separate islandExemplary Compound.

$6,595,000

www.muskokalakescottages.net

LAKE ROSSEAU Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

This 4500 square foot custom built cottage is elegant, with large open principle rooms, È Li`À Ã] >À}i y À to ceiling glass windows > ` ` ÀÃ] Î wÀi« >Vià and a screened in Muskoka room. Double attached garage with coach house and 2/3 slip Boat house.

Private year round w/5 bdrms, 435’ftg, 6+AC, Gourmet kitchen, Muskoka/Family rm, screened veranda off Master bdrm, 3 bay garage, 2 bdrm guest cottage+3 slip Boathouse.

JAMIE BLAIR* "vwVi\ 705 375 9191 TOM MCDONALD* "vwVi\ 705 375 9191

LAKE MUSKOKA FAMILY PLAYGROUND

$6,200,000

SANDRA WALDIE* Direct: 705 646 4747 SAMANTHA WALDIE* Direct: 705 706 33501

SANDRA WALDIE* Direct: 705 646 4747 JAMIE BLAIR* "vwVi\ Çäx ÎÇx £ £

jquinn@muskoka.com michele@michelecurry.ca

LAKE ROSSEAU, WINDERMERE LOCALE

$5,495,000

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

9 bdrm Est. w superb location near Port Carling with smashing Great Rooms, 3 Master Suites, Gym, Tennis Court. Luxe 2 Storey Boat house. Waterside spa- 10 out of 10.

The perfect yr round 5 bdrm cottage set at waters edge. This compound checks all the boxes, 3 stone f/p’s, billiard, theatre, games rm, Muskoka rm, wine cellar, sleeping porch, hot tub, sauna, stone walkways, landscaped gardens & 4 slip BH w/living quarter.

waldie@sympatico.ca www.muskokalakescottages.net

LAKE MUSKOKA WHOLE ISLAND ESTATE

$5,450,000

JOE QUINN* Direct: 705 644 3015 MICHELE CURRY* Direct: 705 706 1161

chestnut@muskoka.com

JAMIE BLAIR* "vwVi\ 705 375 9191 TOM MCDONALD* "vwVi\ 705 375 9191

chestnut@muskoka.com

Lake Muskoka Chic Private Island Jewel

$3,995,000

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Magical 4.4 Acres with Stone and Wood Mansion, Antique Boat Collectors Boat house suited above + Guest Res. Famed Beaumaris Family Compound Jewel.

One of the most admired Classics all done to the 9’s w 2 Splendid Boathouses, never ending Sunsets Mesmerizing views - Idyllic Classic Family. Island Estate.

www.muskokalakescottages.net

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LAKE MUSKOKA-NEWLY REBUILT $3,850,000 FAMILY COTTAGE

$3,895,000

JIM GARDINER* Direct: 705 646 7358 IRIS GARDINER* Direct: 705 646 6367

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Beautiful newly refurbished, farmhouseinspired with modern touches, family-oriented year-round cottage/home w/the most amazing view, featuring 4+ bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, family/TV room, 2 car garage w/large suite above. Stunning spaces inside & out!

This 3 bdrm cottage was built with no expense spared and the highest quality throughout. Bthse is to die for with exquisite timber frame and 2 car garage. The lot is immaculate and has total privacy and all day sun and sunset views.

BEN IMRIE* DAN IMIRE*

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GLOUCESTER POOL

$2,595,000

LAKE JOSEPH CUSTOM BUILT COTTAGE

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$2,595,000

Muskoka, Ontario

This amazing property is only 90 minutes from Toronto & 1 lock away from the freedom of Georgian Bay. Cottage has 4 bedrooms w cathedral ceilings, gorgeous kitchen > ` >À`Ü ` y ÀÃ throughout. The views are gorgeous. Garage with bunkie above.

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Custom Timber Block new Build Port Carling, Lake Muskoka, Ontario

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Pairing perfect Port Carling location w Custom Quality, all season heating/cooling new build by Timber Block. Offers 3200 sq ft 4bd/3bth. Mix of Classic Muskoka w contemporary Black/ Ü Ìi w à ið - >ÀÌ i system. Boathouse/Garage. Pantry/Wine room.

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • huntsville • lake of bays • ALMAGUIN $809,000

$799,000

STUNNING VIEWS WITH MODERN OPEN CONCEPT DESIGN

IMPRESSIVE FOUR SEASON GET AWAY

KEARNEY, ONTARIO

EMSDALE, ONTARIO

1.5 acres with 157’ of waterfront and west exposure! Built in 2007 with gorgeous wide open views of the lake and completely private! Level lot and sand beach. Over 3,000 sq ft with 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Ideal property for young children!

25 acres with over 400’ of waterfront, 2428 sq ft custom built cottage. Floor Ì Vi } >Üi ë À } }À> Ìi wÀi« >Vi Ü Ì V>Ì i`À> Vi }] x Li`À Ã] Î baths and only 15 min to Huntsville. Truly a hidden gem.

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MODERN CUSTOM HOME

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Muskoka Condo Lifestyle

Muskoka, Ontario

muskoka, Ontario

This 4 bedroom home is located on 5 acres of land and is only 5 minutes from Bracebridge on the highest end area in Bracebridge. Main living area has 12 foot ceilings Ü Ì y À Ì Vi } windows overlooking the amazing view.

Get into the Muskoka lifestyle at an affordable price for all season enjoyment. Sunny, upgraded 2bd/2bth w view of Lake Muskoka. Covered verandah, gas bbq/stone fp. Spacious bedrooms/ closets. Walkable amenities, Boat Slips. Live at the Wharf!

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EVENTFUL AUTUMN

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IN MUSKOKA Muskoka in autumn is one of the most spectacular places in Ontario. Maple leaves burst into colour and the crisp fall days are perfect for long walks in the woods or along the shoreline of the rugged Canadian Shield. The region abounds with events and activities that entice you outside to enjoy everything fall has to offer.

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n mid-October, the south branch of the Muskoka River comes alive with a festival of all things paddle. On Thanksgiving weekend, paddlers of all levels of experience will join in the fun as the Muskoka Paddling Experience hits the water for its eighth year. Canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards take to the river in friendly competition (there are prizes) in one of four distances: 5, 10 and 20 kms, plus a special 8.6 km distance for north canoes only.

One of the biggest events on the Muskoka fall calendar, the Bala Cranberry Festival coincides with the annual cranberry harvest. Over the past 34 years, the annual event has drawn more than 500,000 people to the small town of Bala. Always held the weekend after Thanksgiving, the Cranberry Festival was named one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals and one of the World’s 15 most delectable harvest festivals. The event centres around Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery but takes over the entire Bala area with live music, a variety of activities, vendors and of course cranberries, baked and cooked in every way conceivable. Halloween in Muskoka means it’s time for the Great Pumpkin Trail at Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville. As much fun for parents as it is for kids, this event encourages children to go trick-or-treating in the Pioneer Village. Individuals and businesses who sponsor the event decorate the buildings, and themselves, in a theme. Set for November 8-10 this year, the Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend has become a huge tourist draw for Huntsville in the late fall. This annual, women-only weekend is packed with adventure (archery, axe throwing and poker), music (past headliners include Sass Jordan, Pat Benatar and Jann Arden), fashion and culinary delights. Yes, axe throwing. November kicks off the holiday season with tree lightings, markets and parades throughout the region. This year’s parade line-up starts in Bala and Port Carling on November 16, followed by Gravenhurst on November 23, Huntsville on November 29 and Bracebridge on the first of December. IIS *SALES REPRESENTATIVE **BROKER CHESTNUTPARK.COM/MUSKOKA | CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE | INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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A TASTE OF CLASSIC MUSKOKA AT REGAL RESORTS

Windermere House at sunset. Photo by Teeghan Niblett-Wilson

Many of the resorts that made Muskoka famous more than a century ago are now long gone, but a handful remain. Newer resorts boast some of the most stunning and luxurious facilities in the country. mong the region’s old guard are Port Cunnington Lodge and Resort in Dwight, and Clevelands House on Lake Rosseau. Part of the original wave of Muskoka resorts built in the 1800s, both are still in operation. In 2019, Clevelands House celebrates their 150th year in business. Many of the guests who still frequent these classic resorts can trace their history of visiting the facilities back through multiple generations.

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Windermere House was originally built as a guest house for sportsmen in 1870, in the classic Victorian style by Thomas Aitkin after he moved to the region from the Shetland Islands. Known as The Lady of the Lakes, Windermere House remained a family-run resort until it was sold in 1981. During filming of the movie The Long Kiss Goodnight, in 1996, the resort was burned to the ground, although the exact cause remains unknown. Resurrected to its former glory in just one year, Windermere now incorporates several lakefront cottages, a golf course, swimming pool, and many other amenities. 52

Clevelands House in Rosseau

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Beautiful Sherwood Inn, Lake Joseph

Much like Windermere House, Sherwood Inn on neighbouring Lake Joseph was also razed by fire and rebuilt. Originally constructed in 1939, as an intimate resort setting with fewer rooms than its larger Muskoka cousins, over the years Sherwood Inn added a number of cottages, tennis courts and a new wing on the original inn. In 2009, a major fire shuttered the resort, but after a tremendous amount of work, Sherwood re-opened in June of 2010. Dating back to 1896, Deerhurst Resort is the oldest of the resorts on the lakes of north Muskoka. The resort has expanded dramatically from its original maximum capacity of just two guests. Along the way, Deerhurst helped launch the career of a young Shania Twain and played host to the G8 Summit in 2010. One of Muskoka’s newest and most opulent resorts, JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa, offers everything a luxury hotel can provide, from the heart of the rugged Canadian Shield. Set on a high bluff, The Rosseau will one day be the lynchpin for an entire village lining the shore of Lake Rosseau. The resort specializes in offering the full Muskoka experience, with a wide variety of activities available, from arts and culture programs, to guided nature hikes, snowshoe treks, astronomy outings, and children’s programming. On the shores of Lake Muskoka, in Gravenhurst, Taboo Muskoka has been welcoming guests since 1926. Originally known as the Muskoka Beach Inn, guests would arrive

JW Marriott the Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa

primarily via horse and buggy from the Gravenhurst railway station. In 1959, the resort was renamed the Muskoka Sands and since 1984 it’s been a part of the Great Gulf group of companies. Known as much for its golf as its beautiful setting, Taboo has two courses. The longer of the two courses is regularly ranked as one of the top 100 in the country. For six generations, the Stanton family has welcomed guests to the shores of Sparrow Lake in Gravenhurst. They’re currently part-owners of the Bayview Wildwood Resort which consists of cottages, suites, and resort rooms overlooking Sparrow Lake. The resort has a number of activities and amenities during the summer but they also specialize in winter activities like cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Located in Bracebridge on the shores of Lake Muskoka at the mouth of the Muskoka River, Patterson Kaye Resort is a quiet, out of the way resort offering classic Muskoka charm. With access directly into Lake Muskoka or upriver to Bracebridge, Patterson Kaye is a favoured location for canoeing and kayaking. IIS

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MUSKOKA’S ART SCENE NATURAL BEAUTY INSPIRES MATT DRISCOLL

Artist Gerry Lantaigne meets former US President Barack Obama at the G20 Summit in Muskoka.

he allure of Muskoka as a hotbed of arts and culture can be traced back to the Group of Seven. The legendary Canadian artists’ collective, renowned for their 1920s and ‘30s landscape paintings of the Muskoka and Algonquin areas, has influenced generations of Canadian artists and left its mark on Muskoka – quite literally. Throughout the region, Canadian artists have painted more than 80 murals, reproductions of the Group of Seven’s work, in what is called the Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery.

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It’s no surprise then, that the region bustles with festivals, craft shows, farmers markets, and artisans’ galleries and tours, where local artisans display and sell their work year round. Many of the artists who now call Muskoka home have come from across the country. Others have spent their entire lives here, inspired by the natural beauty of the area to create their unique paintings, sculptures, pottery and other forms of artistic expression.

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The backbone of the thriving local arts scene is the Muskoka Arts & Crafts organization. One of Ontario’s oldest and most established arts organizations, Muskoka Arts & Crafts has grown since its inception in 1963 to include nearly 400 artists and arts supporters, and has become an innovative force in the community at large. The organization hosts several shows a year, attracting hundreds of artists and thousands of guests. The rugged Canadian Shield influences many of the artists who call the Limberlost Road home. Located between Huntsville and Algonquin Park, the Limberlost winds through forest, rock and wetlands rich in wildlife and natural beauty. A variety of studios are located along the road, specializing in everything from woodturning to jewelry. Many of the studios are open to the public and annual tours always draw big crowds.

Artists of the Limberlost: Painting “Inhale” by Peggy Bell

Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery Painting “SNOW II 1915” by Gerry Lantaigne

In central Gravenhurst, Arts at the Albion is a cooperative gallery featuring more than 20 artists, located in a heritage building. Constructed in 1879, The Albion Hotel has been a part of the life and heritage of Muskoka since the steamship era. Now the building offers local artists a chance to showcase their work. Studios and galleries thrive in all of Muskoka’s town centres and more dot the countryside. Many artists offer workshops including classes in pottery and painting.

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Artist Brian Markham. Photo by Mark Reeder

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY • GREY • BRUCE

Collingwood: Collingwood has great warmth and a sense of hospitality. This community is rich in history and culture and is truly an active lifestyle community. Located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay, its waterfront provides endless opportunities.

The Blue Mountains: This scenic area offers an abundance

Creemore/Clearview: Creemore’s scenery is one of its great

Thornbury: Today in Thornbury, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. Located between Collingwood and Meaford, over the years this quaint town has been home to a wide spectrum of businesses. Bruce Street is active with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and artisans.

natural attractions - you’ll see beautiful landscapes, including pastoral farmlands, rolling off into the distance. Creemore has a vibrant small business community and is a wonderful location for anyone looking to shop, dine and explore.

Mulmur: Mulmur Township is considered a wee bit of heaven that straddles the famous Niagara Escarpment. Descending into gently rolling farmlands and rural areas, it has become a preferred area for weekend country retreats as well as a home to a great many commuters.

Wasaga Beach: Situated along the largest freshwater archipelago in the world, Wasaga Beach is a popular summer tourist destination. Enjoy the many trails for hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Swim in warm waters and admire the panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment.

of recreational activities for all four seasons, most notably winter. The Village at Blue Mountain has an array of boutiques and stores all within walking distance of the largest ski resort in Ontario.

Beaver Valley/Grey Highlands: The Beaver Valley provides four seasons of relaxation, excitement and recreation in the unspoiled countryside. The valley is well known for skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Beaver Valley Ski Club operates as a private ski club just south of the town of Kimberly. Meaford: Meaford is a four-season destination that has it all. The quaint and charming historic downtown district offers live theatre and concerts, fresh local food, unique shopping, nature at your doorstep, a beautiful harbour and so much more.

The best place to start a new business in Ontario is Collingwood. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business ranks Canada’s 125 highest population centres against various indicators such as household income, optimism, growth plans and local tax policy. In 2019, Collingwood came first in Ontario and sixth in all of Canada. According to the CFIB, Collingwood’s 2019 distinction isn’t a one-shot deal: this is the fourth year the town has made the top 10 in the entrepreneurial award category.

But wait, there’s more. Collingwood is also one of the 25 best places to live in Canada, according to Macleans’ 2019 rankings. Of the 415 communities included in their study, Collingwood ranked an impressive 22. Two-thirds of Collingwood residents are locally employed (and many walk or bike to work), and the unemployment rate is 5%. The Simcoe County town scored particularly high in the culture and community, and commute categories. Collingwood (population about 22,000) is a 2.5 hour drive north of Toronto, located on the picturesque shores of southern Georgian Bay, minutes from The Blue Mountain ski resort.

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$2,595,000

AN ENTERTAINER’S DREAM – CRAIGLEITH

$1,500,000

CLEARVIEW, ONTARIO

BLUE MOUNTAINS, ONTARIO

10.5 acres near Osler Bluff Ski Club. Over 6,700 sq. vÌ° v w à i` Û } ë>Vi w/6 Bedrooms & 6 Baths. Views of Georgian Bay w/composite decking surrounding the residence. Geothermal heating, hot tub, pond & att. sep. living quarters. MLS®200213

Custom built 4,510 sq. ft. bungalow less than 5 mins drive to all local ski clubs & Blue Mountain. 4 Bdrms, 4 Baths, Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen, Theatre Room, Games Room, custom Bar & oversized deck with 8 person swim spa. MLS®211936

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BRUCE PENINISULA • GREY • BRUCE

Southern Georgian, Ontario

Barbara Brunton* Direct: 705 888 1186 barbarabrunton@chestnutpark.com

Stunning 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath luxury end unit backs onto green space offered TURNKEY. Updated kitchen with granite and SS >«« > Við >à wÀi« >Vi in great room with walkout to private deck. 2 masters with ensuites and walk-in closets. Close to hills, golf and shops.

Luxury Condo on Georgian Bay

“A Piece of Paradise”

Upscale 3 bd/3 ensuite bth condo w/ stunning views of Georgian Bay. Brazilian V iÀÀÞ y ÀÃ] }>Ã wÀi« >Vi] VÕÃÌ LÕ Ì ins living rm & master, det gar, 3 decks.

A truly unique Bruce Peninsula large property holding. With over 500 acres v v ÀiÃÌ > `Ã] «i wi `Ã E ÛiÀ 2,900 ft of Georgian Bay waterfront. A must see!

Carol Whyne* Direct: 705 441 6709

GARY TAYLOR**

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Direct: 519 378 4663

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Century Estate in Chatham-Kent

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Robust yet airy Wilton-built home has an open feel with 10 ft ceilings, ÕÝÕÀ Õà w à iÃ] i } iiÀi` >À`Ü ` y ÀÃ] > ` vi Vi` Ài>À Þ>À`° 5 bed, 5 bath. MLS

1906 4 storey Edwardian Mansion on 2.7 acres on paved highway. Original hardwood inlays, Otis elevator, 4 bed, 4 bath, stunning view of the lake and more. MLS

This 2004 build on a 1.37 acre lot has all of the modern conveniences. This V Õ`ià } i ` w à iÃ] «ÀiÃà Ûi kitchen, dreamy master WIC, and 2 car shop. MLS

Custom built, old world inspired home backing onto greenspace has w à ià i Ì iÀ\ Ó{ vÌ Û>Õ Ìi` ceilings, triple car garage, and more. 5 bed, 6 bath. MLS

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19TH CENTURY RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN FAMILY CHF 350,000-550,000 Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 12 November 2019

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HISTORIC THEATRES OF SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY AND GREY BRUCE... AND A TRAVELLING THEATRE COMPANY

Gayety Theatre Collingwood, Photo by Forrest Groves

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here can you catch a musical tribute to The Tragically Hip, take your bff to a male stripper parody, and see Menopause the Musical? Welcome to the historic theatres of Southern Georgian Bay.

The Historic Gayety Theatre, a landmark in downtown Collingwood, was built in 1911 as The Empire. The movie theatre was later renamed The Rex and became The Historic Gayety Theatre in 1927. It sold and reopened in 2003, this time as a theatre for live productions – although it does still show the occasional movie. The Historic Gayety Theatre boasts state-of-the-art lighting and audio, air conditioning and a sprung stage. In 2017, a renovation included the addition of a bar and lounge area that accommodates 100. This fall the musical lineup for the 240-seat theatre includes

a number of tribute concerts to such musical icons as Johnny Cash, The Tragically Hip, Billy Joel, CCR, and John Denver. Tickets are going fast for “The Comic Strippers,” a parody about male strippers that’s a hit with both sexes. Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre was built in 1909 as the town hall and opera house. The new building, called just Meaford Hall then, replaced the original town hall, built in 1864 but destroyed by fire. Over the ensuing decades the building became increasingly dilapidated and unused. In 2006, after the completion of a $6 million renovation project, the Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre opened. The centre hosts theatre, live music, films and dance, as well as local community events. The renovated centre includes an intimate Edwardian opera house, with a theatre balcony. >

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The Roxy Theatre in downtown Owen Sound

The musical lineup for fall 2019 includes music tributes to the Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Pink Floyd, and evenings with The Cowboy Junkies, Burton Cummings, and Murray McLauchlan. Cape Breton’s famous coal miners’ choir, The Men of the Deeps, will once again stir the hearts of appreciative audiences. The Roxy, built in downtown Owen Sound in 1913 as the Griffin Opera House and Theatre, had a 1200 seat capacity, including balcony seating. Entertainment included live theatre, vaudeville performances and, later, silent films. In the mid-20th century it was bought by the Odeon Cinema, gutted, and reconstructed as The Roxy movie theatre. In 1986, the Owen Sound Little Theatre bought the building and, two major renovations later (including buying up the restaurant next door for additional theatre space) The Roxy’s fully-refurbished interior is now a local hub of live theatre and music. The lineup at The Roxy this fall includes: The Best of the Second City sketch comedy classics from the past 50 years, Menopause the Musical, Sister Act – a feel-good musical comedy based on the 90s movie – and the award-winning Billy Bishop Goes to War, co-written more than 40 years ago by Eric Peterson (Oscar from CBC’s Corner Gas). Theatre Collingwood is a 35-year-old theatre company, not a venue. But when you attend their performances this year, you’ll get an eclectic tour of Southern Georgian Bay. For many years, Theatre Collingwood was a staple at The Historic Gayety Theatre, before rent increases made that venue unworkable for them. 60

Erica Angus, Executive Director of Theatre Collingwood, says that, as a result, “we’re having a very creative year. When you don’t have an actual theatre and have to find spaces for shows, it’s a real challenge. But we had to find spaces for the shows we’d committed to.” And they did. Canada’s First Lady of musical theatre, Louise Pitre, Tony-nominated for her Broadway debut in Mamma Mia!, performed in Collingwood’s First Presbyterian Church. “It was incredible, really,” says Erica Angus. “Imagine that larger-than-life character singing and talking to the audience in such an unexpected and intimate venue.” A group of women comedians had to be booked in the local legion (“which in itself was funny”). Last month, the company had to create a theatre in a ballroom at The Blue Mountain Inn, and, this fall, the Great Northern Exhibition (G&E) fairgrounds provides the venue for a tribute to the music of the Grande Ole Opry. The backdrop of the stage at this agricultural fair is, appropriately enough, a red barn. The show must go on. “We’re so lucky there’s so much talent in Canada,” says Erica Angus. “There’s great professional theatre in Southern Georgian Bay. We try to provide a high level of entertainment for the local community as well as visitors from larger urban centres. A lot of coach tours come up here.” Are they looking for a permanent home for Theatre Collingwood? “Yes! And we will find one. Until then we’ll continue to tour around – but from now on, we’ll book the venue with the shows in mind first!” IIS

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LIT THE BLUE MOUNTAIN’S BLUMINATION DREAM TRAIL PHOTOS COURTESY OF BLUE MOUNTAIN BLUMINATION

Is Blue Mountain’s Blumination Dream Trail Ontario’s most impressive winter light experience?

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atti Kendall, Director of Marketing and Events for the Blue Mountain Association thinks it might be. “Unlike many of the big-city light displays that are purposebuilt for the occasion, the Blumination Dream Trail is part of a natural setting, surrounded by trees and mountais,” she explains. The one-kilometre wintry walk winds through the pedestrian village of Blue Mountain and, this year, according to Patti, the second-annual event will have “more than a million lights and surprises around every corner.” And the lights are everywhere. On the trail, beside it, above it and throughout the surrounding trees. Night skiers can see the illuminated walk from their vantage point on Blue Mountain. Thanks to the ingenuity of Smash Reality Inc., a Collingwood tech company, there will be a dozen interactive digital light installations along the trail. Once an hour the larger installations are choreographed to the same music. Last year, everyone delighted in an unannounced pop-up wedding at one of these installations. What’s more romantic than a twinkling winter scene under a night sky? “The Blumination Dream Trail is an exciting new experience to add to group holiday parties and a great addition to your family winter holiday traditions,” says Patti, adding that, “last year we were surprised at how many young singles participated in the Blumination Dream Trail, as well as families.” Fill a dark winter’s eve with dancing lights and music in this natural and sparkling setting. Head to the information booth then continue on through the interactive light display stations. Walk along the trail in one go or hop on and off. There are 15 restaurants in the Blue Mountain Village; you could have dinner in one, dessert in another and hot chocolate where the Blumination Dream Trail ends, in the Blue Mountain village square. The second-annual winter light display opens November 30 and continues every night, starting at dusk, until the end of March, 2020. Opening night celebrations will be a spectacle of their own, with live music and a fireworks display over Mill Pond. Bring your bestie, the kids, or just come on your own to renew your spirit and fall in love with winter. IIS www.bluemountainvillage.ca/blumination WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM | CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE | WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County Prince Edward County, an island on the north shore of Lake Ontario, is only two hours east of Toronto. Serious foodies and casual weekenders alike gravitate here, to Ontario’s fastest growing wine region. With more than 35 wineries, many with full-service gourmet restaurants, Prince Edward County has become a rural hot spot. As well as trendy shopping, museums, and a busy live-music scene, Prince Edward County offers hiking and cycling trails, kayaking opportunities, and the white sandy beaches of Sandbanks Provincial Park. The homes in The County vary from beautiful century and Victorian homes to small cottages, and farmhouses. Many of the homes are being renovated and redesigned to compliment the evolution of The County and the tastes of newcomers, both weekenders and full-time residents. Prince Edward County boasts an increasing number of upscale restaurants, a booming craft beer scene, a farmer’s market, charming bed-and-breakfasts and, everywhere, a spirit of friendliness.

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Prince Edward County, Ontario

Prince Edward County, Ontario

SAM SIMONE*, Monica Klingenberg*, Laurie Gruer** Toll Free: 1 877 471 1708

$700,000

This One of a Kind offering in the heart of the County features 47 acres and almost 1,000 feet of sheltered waterfront overlooking a private cove. Stunning views, rocky beach, wetlands, forests and escarpment. 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, open concept – exceptional quality!

ONE OF WELLINGTON’S FINEST ADDRESSES!

Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*, Laurie Gruer** Toll Free: 1 877 471 1708

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME

$499,000

Prince Edward County, Ontario

Prince Edward County, Ontario

SAM SIMONE*, Monica Klingenberg*, Laurie Gruer** Toll Free: 1 877 471 1708

Cul-de-sac location in Wellington just steps from access to Lake Ontario. Enjoy the water without the responsibility of waterfront taxes! A contiguous separately-deeded lot at the rear of the house, known as 14 Shourds Street is included! Thinking of a studio or a guest cottage? This could be your opportunity!

77.25 gorgeous acres overlooking Lake Ontario! 10 acres of mature vines, 40 acres of cash crops and 25 acres of woodlands. Two-storey drive shed right out of Dwell Magazine, plus a Quonset hut. Endless possibilities for business or your dream home!

Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*, Laurie Gruer** Toll Free: 1 877 471 1708

Build your dream home on this magical almost 11 acre property on the shores of Lake Ontario. The nearly 260 feet of waterfront features a rocky beach, lime stone ledges at the à Ài > ` > >} wVi Ì setting for your new home with endless views over the lake. A picture perfect getaway in the County. *SALES REPRESENTATIVE **BROKER

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Prince Edward County living

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY FIRELIGHT LANTERN FESTIVAL PHOTOS BY RAMEESH POORAN

On the parade route at The Firelight Lantern Festival in Picton

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he Firelight Lantern Festival in Picton, a magical celebration for the entire community, includes a parade, live music and ingenious art installations. Founded by the Department of Illumination, a group of local artists who began the light-filled tradition in 2013, the festival has grown to become one of Picton’s most popular events. Light festivals everywhere bring people together to let their light shine. The Firelight Lantern Festival is similar to lantern festivals across the globe but the European festival of Martinmas, a children’s lantern procession celebrated in many countries, is the direct inspiration for Picton’s Firelight Lantern Festival. The lead-up to this annual county tradition begins with lanternmaking workshops in which attendees – adults and children – are provided with everything they need to create their own unique lanterns. Local artists are available to lend an artistic hand. The elaborate handmade lanterns light up the night of the festival, following a parade route that leaves Benson Park at 6:30pm, on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Festive costumes are encouraged and yes, you can light those up too. The parade route finishes at 7:00pm at the Crystal Palace, with live music, shadow puppetry and art installations. Check www.firelightfest.org for more information on the festival and workshop dates. IIS www.deptofillumination.org WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM | CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE | WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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THE COUNTY CIDER COMPANY A LABOUR OF LOVE When Grant Howes took over the family farm on the shores of Prince Edward County back in 1996, his dream was to make delicious, locally-produced cider. Two years later, The County Cider Company’s products lined LCBO shelves. Two decades later, the Waupoos community estate cidery has established itself as a local and provincial success story.

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n 2017, Grant, considered a gentle bear of a man by those who knew him, died of a heart attack at the age of 60. Grant’s wife Jenifer Dean now heads The County Cider Company and their dedicated team.The company continues to grow; embracing Grant’s tenacity and passion. The first trees were planted by United Empire Loyalists more than 150 years ago. Now County Cider grows many heritage and cider specific varieties which add complexity to their ciders. No concentrates, just fresh local ingredients of the highest quality.

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The County Cider Company maintains a consistent cider list and new flavours are created on an experimental, keg by keg basis, for restaurants and other partners in the community. Jenifer Dean, Owner and General Manager, Photo By: Johnny CY Lam

Visit their Tasting Room and retail store – inside a renovated 1840s barn – for local products, gifts and cider. These are open everyday until November, when they open weekends only until they close for the season in mid-December.

Come visit The County Cider Company retail store and Tasting Room

Sit and sip at The Patio Restaurant, where you can sample the locally crafted cider and enjoy spectacular views of the shores of Lake Ontario. The food menu includes wood-fired pizzas and a larger-than-life-burger, named after their larger-than-life founder. Bonus – well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome at the picnic tables. The restaurant is open seasonally, until Thanksgiving weekend. Jenifer Dean and the rest of the team at The County Cider welcome visitors to this scenic spot in Prince Edward County. Book a tasting tour in the old cattle barn and take a self-directed stroll through the orchards. Smile at the crisp apples that you’ll enjoy in a Waupoos premium cider next year. IIS www.countycider.com WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM | CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE | WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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Only the most accomplished and trusted brokerages are invited to become Affiliates of Christie's International Real Estate. Chestnut Park has proven to be a leader in our local luxury markets. It is a prestigious and coveted designation to be a part of the exclusive Christie's International Real Estate network that spans the globe.

We present our finest properties to the world via Christie’s International Real Estate website, numerous international syndicated websites, and their magazine. Our properties stand side by side with the world’s most luxurious and unique properties.

Chestnut Park’s position as a luxury leader locally has attracted attention and garnered respect globally. Our affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate is an exclusive relationship afforded to our agents and their clients, allowing them access to international reach through the premium marketing programs of this global luxury leader.

GLOBAL BRAND RECOGNITION The influential Christie’s name evokes confidence and assures clients of impeccable service, integrity and discretion. Dedicated specifically to the marketing of luxury properties, Christie’s International comprises brokers who demonstrate consistent success in luxury home sales and excellence in customer service.

With Christie’s elite global presence and reach, Chestnut Park properties are marketed to discerning buyers through a vast sales network that reaches around the world.

“ Our association with Christie’s differentiates Chestnut Park in the Ontario luxury real estate market place. Chestnut Park clients are drawn to the global platform we are able to provide through our relationship with Christie’s. The International Referral Network afforded to us with our exclusive connection to this long established luxury brand and access to the best real estate agents in the world gives us a crucial competitive edge in today’s luxury marketplace.

—Chris kapches cHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER and president Chestnut park real estate limited, brokerage

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Architect James Burrell and His Formula 1 Dream Project W het her it is a new bu i ld i n t he Brit ish cou nt r yside or a n a i r por t restaura nt, a rch itect Ja mes Burrell bri ngs a u n ique m i x of passion a nd tech nolog y to h is w ide ra nge of h igh-profi le projects, a nd was a n ea rly adopter of tech nolog y at work.

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rchitect James Burrell of UK-based award-winning studio Burrell & Mistry has a body of work that extends from Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food restaurant at London’s Heathrow Terminal 5 to Mintel’s HQ in Chicago. Working for the restaurant and bar sectors, alongside commercial and residential commissions, his architecture projects continue to meet with global acclaim.

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Designed for clients who have lived and farmed in this Kent location in the UK countryside for 22 years, The Field House has sustainability at its heart. The house has an organic design that allows open views of the garden and surrounding landscape.

Was it always your plan to be an architect? No, I wanted to be an artist and had a place at St Martin’s School of Art to study painting. However, my mother and a professor at London University spent the summer persuading me to change my mind and study, in their view, a creative but more practical course in architecture.

What is the first building you can remember admiring? Castle Drogo in Devon by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

You have worked with Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid. What did each of them teach you? They were my teachers at the Architectural Association and I was very fortunate to be in their studio along with another great architect and teacher Elia Zenghelis. They taught me to question the accepted design ideas and encouraged us to explore new and more exciting design forms.

Why and when did you set up your studio? I wanted to set up my studio straight after leaving the Architectural Association, but decided to work for a short period of time to get some practical experience. I stayed much longer than I wanted to and ended up staying five years before setting up my studio. This gave me the opportunity to develop my own design ideas. 68

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A fine dining restaurant and bar at Heathrow’s Terminal 5, Plane Food, part of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant group, achieves new heights in airport design.

How do you like to work? We start each project with a blank sheet of paper. And each project is a very collaborative process with the client.

How do you begin work on a project? With a clear mind.

You worked on a penthouse in Mexico—how was this different from a built-from-scratch house? In this case we just dealt with the interior design and this allowed us to focus on purely design and not worry about keeping out the elements.

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What unites your work? Great design and passion.

What projects are you particularly proud of and why? I am always looking to the next project and don’t like to look back at past work. But I am particularly proud to have received two House of the Year Awards for our first house design.

How has technology changed how you work? When I started the studio the first thing I did was to buy a computer. So from the beginning we have always used technology, particularly 3D modeling, to help us image and realize our projects. Over the years, technology has changed the way we build buildings and we are particularly excited by the prospect of using 3D printing to build. Burrell & Mistry has been responsible for building new corporate HQs for global market research company Mintel in both London and Chicago.

What would be your dream commission? We greatly enjoy all of our projects as we are selective of whom we work with, because the relationship with the client is very important and often has to endure for several years before their home is complete. I am a great fan of Formula 1 and cycling. We are fortunate to already have one dream commission working on a new home for a famous cyclist, but my other dream commission would be to work with Lewis Hamilton.

What does home mean to you? Somewhere I feel comfortable, can be with my family, and relax.

What is your own home like? A Victorian terraced house in Islington, north London. Before we had a family we moved regularly and it was our intention to build our own home, but when our family arrived—two girls and two boys—we put those plans on hold and hope to get back to them soon.

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The Cliff House sits on a secluded spot in Devon, England, that commands stunning views of the coastline. A family home designed for large gatherings, the house is designed to Passivhaus standards to provide a warm and comfortable environment in its beautiful clifftop location.

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Turks And Caicos Islands

A peek at LUXURY LIVING AROUND THE WORLD

Point House Parrot Cay, BWI Turks And Caicos Islands

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Crete, Greece

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Elounda Azure, Crete, Greece Well hidden behind the cosmopolitan resorts of Elounda, this glamorous seafront estate of 26,586m2 has been perfected in every last detail and oozes warmth and personality. The main house measures 1,155m2. The front entrance features a large hall with very high ceilings leading to a comfortable living room with sea views on three sides. Additional rooms on this level include a large library with grand piano, a formal dining room and a spacious kitchen with an informal dining area. All of these rooms have fantastic sea views and open onto large terraces creating a spectacular feeling of space. There is also a guest WC and laundry/pantry room. The upper level consists of the master bedroom with his and hers bathrooms, and two more bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. On the lower ground floor there are two guest bedrooms sharing a living room and a bathroom, and a third guest bedroom with private sitting area and bathroom. Both of these downstairs bedroom suites have secluded garden patios.

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Turks And Caicos Islands

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Point House Parrot Cay, Parrot Cay, BWI Turks And Caicos Islands Located on the exclusive and privately-owned island of Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands is Point House. A spectacular, refined and understated beachfront private estate that spans over 7,000 square feet with stunning views of the turquoise blue ocean. Point House was designed by world renowned architect Cheong Yew Kuan and is one of twelve private estates on the island ideally located at the far south west side of the island; adjacent to the nature reserve and unobstructed views of the sweeping sandy beach. As you enter the villa with its majestic proportions, your eyes are drawn to richly finished ceilings of up to 30 feet that perfectly complements the Crema Luna Limestone floors and the tall vast glass windows framed in white oak and glass doors that surround the entire beachfront side of the villa, allowing the natural sunlight to bathe the main living area and bedrooms. The space opens to a covered terrace and pool finished with a unique Lava Stone from Bali. The stone floors and natural wood finishes encapsulates the minimalistic approach to this luxurious villa with an open plan living and dining room that provides a feeling of comfort and warmth beautifully blended with a beachfront elegance and sophistication.

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Suite B202, The Regent Village, Regent Street, Grace Bay, PO Box 973, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI

313 1/2 Worth Avenue, Suite 4B Palm Beach, Florida 33480

Robert Greenwood 649 232 0999

Rick Moeser +1 561 805 7327

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Dublin, Ireland

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Seafield House, Kilcrea, Donabate, Co. Dublin Seafield House on some 32 hectares (80 acres) is a magnificent and romantic Palladian mansion. Built in the 1730’s it has a rich history and a stunning location. Close to Dublin city centre and Dublin international airport, the house and grounds are totally private and have been refurbished and maintained to the highest standards. Set out over some 32 hectares (80 acres) of gardens, walled garden, yew tree walk, arable land, forestry and lake. Mansion approx. 895 sq m / 9,634 sq ft (approx.), Coach and stable yard with staff flat and gate lodge. Ireland has a rich history of magnificent country houses, yet few are located as conveniently as Seafield House. Just 15km from Dublin’s city centre, and 8km to Dublin international airport, you’ll find yourself in a peaceful world, surrounded by forestry, parklands, and with a view across the estuary to Malahide and the mountains beyond. The Grade 1 listed house itself is a strikingly elegant and romantic five bay three storey over garden level villa.

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Cap D’Antibes, France

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Cap d’Antibes - Luxury Villa with Sea Views In one of the most sought-after areas of Cap d’Antibes, close to the magnificent French Riviera beaches of La Garoupe, this exceptional, modern Provencal-style villa is situated on more than two acres of landscaped gardens with panoramic views extending from the Bay of Antibes to the French Alps. The secure, ultimately private property is composed of three separate structures, offering a total of 873 square meters (9,396 square feet) of luxury living with generous volumes. The main house, all on one level, boasts sophisticated interior décor throughout, and features seven bedrooms with three ensuites, a bright and airy reception room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, and a verandah overlooking the gardens and the bay of Antibes and Nice. The separate two-story guest house has four bedrooms, reception, kitchen and dining room while the caretaker’s house offers an additional three bedrooms, reception and dining room. One of the main focal points of the estate is the beautiful Mediterranean garden designed by world-renowned landscape architect Jean Mus. Encompassing more than two acres, or nearly one hectare, the gardens are a haven of complete privacy and tranquility with manicured lawns, exotic trees and flowering plants, a landscaped pond with waterfall, and a resort-style sun terrace with heated infinity pool and pool house. The property also includes a two-car garage and additional parking on-site.

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141 boulevard John Fitzgerald Kennedy Cap D’Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, 06160 France

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS • TORONTO

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Superb customer service is the cornerstone of Erica Anne’s business. Her expertise has brought Sellers and Buyers together for 32 years! Active in Rosedale, Moore Park, Summerhill/Yorkville & Deer Park, her knowledge of local market conditions, innovative marketing strategies and established networks locally & globally, have resulted in the successful sale of outstanding luxury properties, modest city homes & condos alike! A consistent top producer with a positive & patient approach to managing real estate transactions, Erica Ƃ i½Ã >L ÌÞ Ì ivwV i Ì Þ «À `ÕVi ÀiÃÕ ÌÃ Ì À Õ} communication & transparency, has earned her the respect of her customers.

The Realtor That Really Cares! She welcomes your call!

ERICA ANNE COOK, B.P.H.E, B.A., B.ED. Sales Representative Vice-Chairman’s Award 2018

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EILEEN FARROW SALES REPRESENTATIVE Eileen is a consistent Chairman Award-winning agent who is committed to her clients; whether they are buying or selling. With degrees from McGill University, The Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, and Victoria & Albert decorative arts in London, combined with a passion for travel and volunteering, Eileen is a design appreciative, well organized and passionate sales representative.

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Bringing the most desired homes to Toronto's most discerning buyers. Tailored high-quality service is what I delivered to my clients as an award winning personal shopper at Holt Renfrew. This type of service is now woven into the fabric of how I help you buy and sell real estate. With my fingers on the pulse of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods, you’ll be the first to know about market shifts and where to buy. As a seller, your property will rise above the competition with my innovative marketing techniques that expose your property to local, national and international markets. The combination of my bespoke service, global reach and innovative use of technology is the reason why I’ve sold over $24 million in real estate in 2019. .

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JEFF KNIGHT, SALES REPRESENTATIVE Chairman’s Award winner 2017 & Vice Chairman’s award winner 2018

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CONCIERGE LEVEL SERVICE Eileen Lasswell is an award winning Toronto luxury realtor. She draws on her diverse skill set to offer her clients a wealth of real estate knowledge and impeccable white glove service. Based out of the Chestnut Park Christie’s office in Forest Hill, Eileen and her team offer Concierge Level Service for all of their valued clients. This includes decluttering, staging, marketing both locally and internationally and providing the best possible service in order to achieve record breaking results. Her thoughtful and individualized approach helps her stand out in the real estate industry. “Trustworthy, Dedicated, Tenacious, Savvy, Patient, Professional, Knowledgeable” are just a few meaningful words Eileen’s clients have used to describe her, which has enabled her to build life-long relationships and a roster of satisfied sellers and home owners.

EILEEN LASSWELL, BROKER Chestnut Park Chairman’s Award 2016-2018 Top 1% In Dollar Volume (TREB) 2018 Eileenlasswell@chestnutpark.com www.EileenLasswell.com Direct: 416 875 8338

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THE RUSSELL TEAM... WORKING UP TO A STANDARD NOT DOWN TO A PRICE, FOR 44 YEARS. Peter started his real estate career in 1975 and has been selling real estate in central Toronto with great success. There is one thing that has not changed over the years: Ì i « ÀÌ> Vi v «ÕÌÌ } Ì i ÌiÀiÃÌÃ v V i ÌÃ wÀÃÌ° While proud to be a consistent award winner, Peter’s true mark of success comes from repeat & referral business. Catherine worked in the corporate world before joining Peter in his real estate practice. The sales, marketing and negotiating skills Catherine brings to the table doubles the Russell Team’s effectiveness. Catherine is proud to be part of her family’s legacy of helping clients achieve their real estate goals. Their years of experience, knowledge of the best neighbourhoods and patience with the process make their clients very happy!

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TRUST • INTEGRITY • KNOWLEDGE • DISCRETION Maggie Tomlinson has one simple goal: to give the best possible service to her clients. She understands the luxury Muskoka real estate market, and provides the guidance and support needed for a positive outcome for both buyers and sellers. Maggie offers specialized training, a proven track record, and extensive experience that enable her clients to make smart and economically sound real estate decisions. Maggie has been involved in Muskoka real estate since the 1980s, and she has successfully been actively marketing and selling cottages, homes, vacant land and commercial properties for years. She warmly welcomes your inquiries.

Maggie Tomlinson, ASA, ABR, SRS, csa, Broker Accredited Senior Agent | Accredited Buyer’s Representative -i iÀ ,i«ÀiÃi Ì>Ì Ûi -«iV > ÃÌ N iÀÌ wi` -Ì>} } Ƃ`Û V>Ìi Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text) #

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KAREN BEAUCHAMP Sales Representative

Karen is excited to be working with Chestnut Park’s office on Main Street in Huntsville. She is a Registered Professional Planner with many years of planning and development experience. Her expertise is researching properties to discover both their possibilities and shortcomings so that her clients can make informed real estate decisions. Karen enjoys sharing her enthusiasm and passion for real estate and welcomes your inquiries.

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After building many great childhood memories at my family cottage, I am grateful to be serving in the Huntsville and Lake of Bays area. With 20+ years of knowledge and experience in the area, I can honestly say I love what I do and where I live. Understanding everyone has different “must-haves,” there is something that everyone has in common: the desire to feel confident in knowing you have made the right decision.

KIM O'GRADY, BROKER Direct: 705 788 4894 kim@kim-ogrady.com www.kim-ogrady.com

Susan Brown, B.A., MVA, SRES , Broker ®

“Susan Brown provided us with exceptional knowledge & expertise in the ever changing Muskoka market. She is professional & stands heads above any realtor we have worked with in the past. Part of this is due to her 30 years experience as a competent and highly regarded agent. The other part of her success and savvy is her ability to listen acutely to the client’s perspective and act on it. Her vision & positive personality made our experience prompt, stress free & truly enjoyable. Sincerely, Kathleen Boyce and Erwin Mueller“

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS • PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY • PICTON

Sam Simone, Monica Klingenberg, Laurie Gruer, Sales Representatives We are a dynamic team of highly-experienced agents with a long track record of success. We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide, the sound advice we offer, and on our reputation for honesty and integrity. Much of our business is driven by referrals derived from our long experience in urban markets, > ` vÀ «>ÃÌ Ã>Ì Ãwi` V i Ìð À Û>V> Ì > `] Ì V ÌÌ>}ià > ` v>À Ã] > ` Ì V >Ãà V Victorian charmers – we have it all! We love our lives in The County; let us show you why! Sam Simone, Office: 613 471 1708 | 1 877 471 1708 samsimone@chestnutpark.com Monica Klingenberg, OvwVi: 613 471 1708 | 1 877 471 1708 mklingenberg@chestnutpark.com Laurie Gruer, OvwVi: 613 471 1708 | 1 877 471 1708 lgruer@chestnutpark.com

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TORONTO 1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100 Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X3 T: 416 925 9191 E: homes@chestnutpark.com

FOREST HILL 446 Spadina Road Toronto, Ontario M5P 2W4 T: 647 347 8500 E: luxury@chestnutpark.com

COLLINGWOOD / SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY 393 First Street, Suite 100 Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1B3 T: 705 445 5454 E: collingwood@chestnutpark.com

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